|6 days old and huge!|
Last month I wrote about our New Zealand doe, Andrea, who was making a nest and was obviously in labor. I went out the next morning fully expecting a nest full of babies and there was no babies in the nest. This confused me because in all my years of having rabbits I have never had a doe go through all of the trouble of making such an elaborate nest and not have any babies. I waited a week because the gestation of a doe is 28-32 days, and I just wanted to make sure there was no possibility of babies. On day 38 when I went to take the box out, up jumped a baby bunny! Scared the bejeezus out of me!
Andrea had two babies, one white and one fawn, and they were huge! These 2 kits have made me laugh ever since they have been born because they are so advanced for their age. It is as if they were born 1 week old! Their eyes were open on day 5, which is about 5 days earlier than normal. They were out of the nest box at 9 days old, which is about a week earlier than normal, and they were using a water bottle at 2 weeks old! I have never seen anything like these two girls, and they need names! So, what can you folks come up with for 2 very smart/active/female bunnies? If I pick your bunny name you will win a bar of homemade soap! Winners picked on Thursday Nov. 6th, so come out and vote for your favorite bunny name!
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