DAY 4 Sunday 14th April 2019

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.

By Otto

DAY 3 Saturday 13th April 2019

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

DAY 2 Friday 12th April 2019

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!:

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By Dex

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

DAY 1 Thursday 11th April 2019

Hello! This is day one of the Freya and Reggie baby bunny blog. But let’s rewind to the day before…..Initially we weren’t sure that our FreyFrey was pregnant but then we saw a major clue….Freya was pulling out fur from her ruff on her chest – frantically. So, we knew something was up…..

Dexter first found the babies. They were all tucked up in their nest, squirming about. We got absolutely overwhlemed at these FIVE BABY RABBITS!!!!

By Otto

P.S In fact, we need to back up further our first signs that Freya was pregnant came two weeks ago when we woke up one morning to find her furiously gathering large amounts of hay in her mouth to make a nest….See this:
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A quick note here about the proud father! Reggie the wonderful little bunny has pretty much made a full recovery from his ‘paresis’ – partial paralysis, of the hind legs – apparently very common in rabbits.

Miraculously, with the worming medicine he can now run and hop a little more each day.


Mum started to get worried that Freya wasn’t spending much time with them as she knew cats, dogs and human mums don’t leave their newborns…Freya seemed to be sitting away from the nest, resting or eating….. She was worried that they wouldn’t get enough milk. So I researched how rabbits look after their babies and it turns out since they are ‘prey’ animals, they try to attract as little attention as possible to their babies. This was why Freya was ‘making out’ there were no babies. By Dex