The new one was rejected by its previous owner, #1 son, shortly after purchase. Probably because it is a piece of junk. But that's just a guess on my part.
Now, on to the reason you're here. Bunnies. Lots of bunnies.
Tootsie and Snowball both kindled early Tuesday morning, one day earlier than anticipated. Honey, the 4-leg grand champion, has not. Maybe she thinks her good looks are all she needs.
Anyway, back to the kits. Snowball had eleven kits, seven of which survived. One was clearly stillborn; she didn't clean it at all. Two she cleaned partially, but we figure she decided they weren't going to make it and didn't finish cleaning. One--we figure it was the first--was born outside the nesting box. We didn't even find it until the next day. It had been perfectly cleaned up, but it looked like Snowball had bitten both back legs off. Kinda gruesome. Snowball did not do anything like this with her previous litter or with any of the other current kits. My best guess is that because this one was outside the nesting box, she was trying to get it back in, ... and didn't realize the strength of her teeth.
Of Snowball's surviving kits, four are REWs. Two appear to be self lilacs and one appears to be a self chocolate. They are all pretty quiet, like one would expect of rabbit kits.
|Snowball's kits, Day 1|
|Tootsie's kits, Day 1|