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        08-02-2008, 12:47 AM
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    Originally Posted by Solon
    Not sure how easy it would be to adopt out half wild/half domestic rabbits if you decide not to keep them.
    To be honest, it might be easy to adopt them out. Just because of the "Jack Rabbit" part. Lol. That is if she is prego.
         
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        08-02-2008, 07:46 AM
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    Weanling
    It shouldn't be too hard to sell them - you could always put an add in your local paper or feed store. And the male rabbits quite often do hurt the babies - they can even kill them. Not sure about neutered males but I wouldn't take the chance.
         
        08-02-2008, 12:44 PM
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    Green Broke
    Thank you all soooooo much! I googled rabbit breeding and Angel, you summed up everything I read quite nicely. IF she is pregnant I definitely have no intention of keeping them. Hopefully I'll be able to find them homes. I'm just going to keep my fingers crossed that she's NOT pregnant, but I'll just assume she is and be prepared.

    Now, my only concern about what I've been reading is a nest box. They currently live in an 8' x 10' enclosure with a 3' x 3' "inside" shelter that's heated in the winter. I won't have any trouble moving her (it'll just be a lot smaller than what she used to), but how big is this nest box supposed to be? Is this something you buy or build? Would a covered cat carrier be sufficient?
         
        08-02-2008, 01:42 PM
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    You basically want something that is about 2-3 times (atleast) the size of the doe. This way she wont accidently crush the babies. The pet carrier should work. From what we learned though is you will want something that the doe has to jump over to get out. Basically the babies will be nursing and if she has to hop over a little lip of some sort the babies will let go before being drug out onto the wire of the cage (if that makes sense) We just had a secured few inch board that she had to jump over.

    Best of luck
         
        08-02-2008, 07:20 PM
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    Originally Posted by sempre_cantando
    it shouldn't be too hard to sell them - you could always put an add in your local paper or feed store. And the male rabbits quite often do hurt the babies - they can even kill them. Not sure about neutered males but I wouldn't take the chance.
    I really wouldn't be worried about the male. The females thend to be more....vicious. Haha
         
        08-13-2008, 12:41 PM
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    Green Broke
    Tomorrow will be three weeks since Cookie made her escape and I will be isolating her in a day or two just in case she did the deed on her first day out. I was just wondering if there are any physical signs I should be looking for. I know the babies are tiny and hairless when they're born so will she get a big belly? Any other behavioral things I should be looking for? So far she doesn't really look or act any different.
         
        08-13-2008, 02:35 PM
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    It can be tough to tell until they are born, but you may be able to feel little bunny bumps... Anyhow so may start to increase her eating/drinking and a day or two before she delivers them she will pull out some of her hair to make a nest.

    Im thinking that she probably didnt get bred but you never know. If she did though I hope everything goes well.

    Keep us all posted!!!
         
        08-28-2008, 01:57 PM
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    Green Broke
    Okay, so here's the update. A couple of days ago I was pretty sure there were going to be no babies so I put Cookie back with Oreo, but I put the cat carrier in their shelter just in case. It seemed that Oreo took over the cat carrier thinking it was a lovely bed we put in there for him. :roll:

    Well, anyway, this morning my oldest daughter comes in and said she saw Cookie pull some hair out of her leg and try to put it in a hole she had dug outside. I went out to look and yes, you can see where she has been pulling hair out, but not from her neck, her hind legs and it was strewn all over the ground. Soo, we moved her back into the laundry room and will continue to wait.
         
        08-28-2008, 01:59 PM
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    Green Broke
    Is she trying to build a nest or something?
         
        08-29-2008, 01:25 PM
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    Green Broke
    That's what we're trying to determine. She escaped last month and was fraternizing with the wild rabbits for a week before we managed to catch her again.

    Personally, I don't think she is, but I have three girls here who are hopeful so I'm going to humor them through the weekend and then she's back out with her boyfriend. (He's neutered.) I think she's just going through a major shedding right now.
         
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