Ohh it’s been a busy busy past few days. Of all the does I have, Jill surprised me on October 4, 2012 with 4 baby bunnies. John is a daddy !!
Jill and John are being great parents – the baby bunnies are are growing up nicely. Jill tends to them about 2-3 times a day to clean up and fill their bellies.
Jill didn’t pull her fur for the nest until the next day but when she did – boy did she pull fur and line everything in the hutch. John even stood there while she pulled fur from him to line the next box !! I noticed she used her fur to line the hutch and she used Johns fur to line the next box.
John goes in the next box to wash the babies after Jill just finished washing and feeding. I think it’s amazing watching how two parent rabbits tend to their kits. I would have never thought John and Jill would be like this after reading websites that say you must separate the buck from the doe – because the buck will kill the babies. I find that not true at all – but of course, John and Jill are a bonded pair since young them selves.
I would like to pick one of these babies to show in February at the Rabbit Expo. This is so exciting !!
John is a (Black Otter = at_B_C_D_E_) Standard Rex and Jill is a Cinnamon (A_bbC_D_E_ or Black Tort = aaB_C_D_ee).
And of course here are the 4 babies. I would like to do a blog post on every day as they grow, picture page how the stages are in the growth of a rabbit from newborn. I think that would be fun. I’ll start a separate post starting on day one and go from there. I have more exciting news before I start that project though. Hang on I’ll get to that in a minute. WOOT !!