Hello everyone! There are so few visible changes, and not much going on, so I’m backing off of the “one-a-day” posts unless there’s something really interesting. I’ll definitely post a weigh-in post in a few days. Temperatures are up finally, into the upper 60s! (At least for a little while yet!) So we’re making sure the water gets filled, the bunnies have shade, and even the door of the greenhouse is open. As long as there’s some breeze, it stays moderate in the greenhouse. On another note, I have our little plants out there to start growing. (I actually remembered in time to start my seeds this year!) It’s a benefit for Momma bunny, as the plants that get pulled get fed to her. (They’re small treats, but enjoyed nonetheless)
The other doe, if she’s pregnant, is about 16 days now. I did palpate her and I think she’s expecting – but again, I thought the same thing last time.
The baby bunnies are doing well, eating lots of hay now and definitely eating more pellets. I’m happy to report we still have all of them. The last hurdle will be weaning, which I’m anticipating will happen when they are about 6 weeks old. (So about 2.5 weeks away) They could be weaned later than that, but the Momma is in good condition – and I’m planning to have her have another litter soon. We’ll weigh in again at 28 days and see how much weight the litter is gaining.
The whole litter. They actually spend most of their time on top of the nest box (the cardboard survived until today, haha.). I actually watched one jump up on top in one bound. Apparently, their little muscles are working very well.
Don’t let the size fool you when they’re bunched up. Stretched out, with paws, they’re about 3/4 the length of my arm. I still try to handle them often, but they’re definitely acting more like bunnies now. Before they wouldn’t care if you pick them up, now they very much prefer to be down on their own 4 paws.