Look at these beauties!!
Dad can be found checking on all the bunnies daily, he says he needs a snuggle a day!
Cookie to your right
We went out to feed the rabbits this morning and complete the worming medicine for Reg…As we were putting him back Grandad noticed that one of the babies had fallen out of the hutch!!!!???**Onto the surface below. However, luckily s/he was fine.
So we put two blocks around the nest so there would be no way they couldget out…We think that she had been feeding them and one stayed latched on as she left the nest!
Here they are all tucked up back in.
Here’s Dexter showing the white butterfly marked kitten how dangerous it is!
Bunny Photo shoot!
In this picture you can see the two butterfly marked babies out of the five….
the other three:
- brown sooty fawn – the biggest kitten
- two grey sooty fawns – one of which is the runt
Sunday morning we saw all five baby rabbits snuggling.
Then we checked the tummies of all five babies for milk because it would mean that they’ve been fed.
Eventually we came to the runt of the litter, and we calmly put Freya on her back, and put the baby on one of her teets.
When we put the baby on her tummy Freya went into some sort of trance, and stayed rock still, it was amazing.
Today we sadly found a dead baby but to our surprise the five are still alive! It was a sixth baby, probably dead since birth. The reason for it’s death was it was two times the size of the other babies and probably had heart problems. By Dex
This is a picture of Freya munching on the grass. She is always extremely hungry since having 5 cheeky little monkeys – screeching for milk!
I put her out on the grass today because of her love of the green stuff! And it is a lot easier for us – no more picking grass for her to eat. By Dex
Freya feeds her babies twice a day – early in the morning and late in the evening. We have noticed the skin colour developing: darker, less pink.
You can see in this video that they’re starting to make noises!:
Today, we also found out how important it is to check the babies day by day. My mum was very worried that if Freya smelt a human scent, she would abandon the babies….But I knew that domestic rabbits are used to human contact – especially Freya!.
The reason I needed to hold the babies was to check their bellies for size – rabbit babies should have nice, round bellies since if they aren’t full they will starve. This is one of the babies that stayed still long enough for us to get a good pic! By Dex