My litter

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Sinenian, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Sinenian

    Sinenian Well-Known Member

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    My Black Doe (Holland Lop) kindled 4 kits last night. One was a peanut, born dead and was quickly removed. Now, the 3 healthy kits are so far doing well.

    I would like to thank everyone for their help when my doe was making a nest outside her box, she had her babies inside the nestbox with your tips!


    I moved the nestbox where I had it originally, because where I had to move it for her to have here kits was in the way of her water.
    Here are some questions I need to know, becaue I am concerned with all the problems I've had with my does kindling.

    -How do I know she is taking care of them? Females take care of their kits at night, correct? Is there anyway I can check? I am concerned about this because my other doe had a litter and didn't take care of them (although I did identify the problem, I still am concerned)

    -Will she be confused with the switch in place of the nestbox? Will she expect them to be in the original spot of the nestbox?
     
  2. MaggieJ

    MaggieJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No, she won't be confused. And you can tell if they are being fed by looking at their bellies. If they look full, they are!
     

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    Honorine Carpe Vinum Supporter

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  4. Sinenian

    Sinenian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, those are just the answers I was looking for.
     
  5. Al. Countryboy

    Al. Countryboy Well-Known Member

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    They seem to also double in size every couple of days.
     
  6. Sinenian

    Sinenian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help guys.
    My litter died, I thought she was taking them because it apeared they had fat rolls, which I asumed meant they were being taken care of. :shrug:

    This is my second litter, (and second litter lost) and I'll try again.
    Is it something I'm doing? The breeder I brught it from said that they had been breed before and raised succesfull litters.