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Moxie
09-22-05, 07:30 pm
Well the babies are a week old tomorrow. Here are some pictures I got of them this morning.
This little black one looks just like his/her mother
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/BlackBaby23.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/blackbaby22.jpg
This one looks just like his/her father
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/MiniCotton2.jpg

Moxie
09-22-05, 07:30 pm
Mommy
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tuckerisadog/lilly3.gif
Daddy
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/tuckerisadog/cotton8.gif

Slap Maxwell
09-22-05, 07:38 pm
How sweet! They are absolutely adorable. I am glad everything went smoothly. I hope that you can get the females spayed and can have a happy bun family with no more accidents! Keep us updated when the babies get more independant. I love the pictures.

Moxie
09-22-05, 07:46 pm
I am planning on getting her spayed and cotton neutered once the babies are weaned. I sure hope there are no more accidents! I will probably not keep the babies because I hate to say it but I can’t afford to spay/neuter all four rabbits. I have to pay for the surgery. I added it all up and it will be around $500-600 for my two adult rabbits to get spayed/neutered. That includes check ups and some blood work etc.

Slap Maxwell
09-22-05, 07:55 pm
If you contact Cindy from the Critter Connection she may be able to help place them. I know she has done other rabbits. Best of luck.

Cavy Tamer
09-22-05, 07:59 pm
Cute bunnies! What breed are they?

Moxie
09-22-05, 08:04 pm
I have four people that said they might want one, so finding homes shouldn’t be too hard. But then I have already fallen so in love...maybe I will just have to keep them. :D

They are mini rexes.

zakfoxmom
09-22-05, 08:08 pm
I remember when you posted the mommy's and daddy's pictures a while back. They are so beautiful! The babies are darling!

Myspoiltpiggies
09-23-05, 12:24 am
They are such sweet darlings!

CavyAddict
09-23-05, 02:09 am
The dad is beautiful, but the mum is absolutely stunning :ohmy: , I had to look twice, she is gorgeous, but then again I do have a penchant for black animals :crazy: .

bunnyluv17
09-23-05, 10:34 am
Have you tried any local humane societies or SPCA's to see if they have a low cost clinic? You also will need to ensure the new families are going to spay/neuter the babies, and then check up with them to make sure they follow through.

kimberly78
09-23-05, 10:51 am
I know here I paid 135 (the cheapest around ) at the local shelter to spay a rabbit. My vet only neuters and does laser surgery so it costs me 119 for the males. Its expensive but worth it. In my experince placing baby bunnies isnt the hard part, its finding homes what will keep them for the 10 year commitment. Hopefully you can get yours fixed asap. Since the female is feeding the kits I would get the male fixed now, then the female later on, this will make sure no more accidents occur. Good luck

nismosmama
09-23-05, 12:30 pm
OMG how friggin adorable! I don't think I've ever seen baby bunnies :D

fourbwabbys
09-23-05, 01:19 pm
How cuuute! :heart: We had wild baby bunnies in our backyard once. Unfortunately, they didn't survive a big rain storm :weepy: . They were adorable though.

Moxie
09-29-05, 05:31 pm
Some more pictures. The babies will be two weeks old tomorrow. I still have no idea on the sex of them. The lighting was really bad so I only got two good pictures. At the moment I am calling them LC (Lilly clone) and CC (Cotton clone). These probably won’t be their permanent names.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/baby2.jpg
Look at those big feet!
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/baby.jpg
Cuddle time!

Percy's Mom
09-29-05, 06:50 pm
GASP! They've gotten so big! A couple of sweethearts you have there.

Moxie
10-02-05, 05:27 pm
I got some videos of them today! The black one is kind of hard to see because they are dark.

http://www.vimeo.com/clip=11471
http://www.vimeo.com/clip=11460

april
10-02-05, 09:42 pm
What adorable bunnies!

Emily F.
10-03-05, 05:38 am
Hm..the video clips don't work for me. But, your baby bunnies are very cute. Are you going to keep them all?

YK Shepherd
10-03-05, 06:41 am
Videos worked great for me and they are very cute. Congradulations.:love:

tankintheair315
10-03-05, 08:45 pm
Those are some cute rabbits but piggers ar for me:shhh:

Moxie
10-08-05, 06:59 am
They are three weeks old! I am not sure but I think the black is a male and the white is a female. If they are I may name them Oliver and Chloe. They are eating pellets, hay, drinking from the water bottle and I saw them eat a little bit of veggies yesterday. Here are some pictures.

A rare sight in the nesting box
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/oliver2.jpg
Mom and Baby chowing down on some pellets
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/oliver3.jpg

Slap Maxwell
10-08-05, 07:03 am
They have gotten so much bigger! Adorable.

Moxie
10-08-05, 07:06 am
Chloe
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/chloe24.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/chloe44.jpg

Moxie
10-08-05, 07:07 am
Cuddle time!
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/family54.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/family34.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/MyCoolPets/family24.jpg

Carissa
10-13-05, 09:03 pm
Very very cute! Chole reminds me of my little guy, only with shorter hair.

Pigaroo Mama
10-29-05, 01:41 pm
I am planning on getting her spayed and cotton neutered once the babies are weaned.
This post may be way too late to matter, but why do you have to spay the females? Why can you just neuter the boys- problem solved.

Moxie
10-29-05, 03:02 pm
I could just neuter the dad but for health reason I want to spay the mom. When they are fixed they make better companions too. Take a look at rabbit.org.

ilovpiggiesthei
10-29-05, 05:02 pm
Yuo need to find out the sex for sure as rabbits start to breed at 3 weeks of age!
You would not like any more acidents!lol
Very nice bunnies but please find out the sex of them for sure!:D :love:
xx

naturestee
10-29-05, 06:11 pm
Yuo need to find out the sex for sure as rabbits start to breed at 3 weeks of age!
You would not like any more acidents!lol
xx

Are you thinking of piggies, perhaps? Rabbits don't even hit puberty until 2.5 months or later, depending on the sex and the breed. Small breed males will have their testicles descend around 2.5 months, females often mature a little later. Although it is good to separate the genders at two months just to be sure. And check often, as baby girls often turn out to be little boys in disguise!

Not to mention that at 3 weeks, kits need their mother's milk to survive. Weaning shouldn't happen until 6-8 weeks.

Pigaroo Mama- female rabbits are prone to uterine cancer, and tumors are common by age 3. Some are benign, some not, better to be safe. Rabbits generally handle spays fairly well as long as the vet is rabbit-savvy. I just had two spayed a few days ago, and my other girl was spayed in May. Spayed/neutered rabbits are much easier to littertrain and bond with other rabbits, too.

ilovpiggiesthei
10-29-05, 06:45 pm
[QUOTE=naturestee]Are you thinking of piggies, perhaps? Rabbits don't even hit puberty until 2.5 months or later, depending on the sex and the breed. Small breed males will have their testicles descend around 2.5 months, females often mature a little later. Although it is good to separate the genders at two months just to be sure. And check often, as baby girls often turn out to be little boys in disguise!

Not to mention that at 3 weeks, kits need their mother's milk to survive. Weaning shouldn't happen until 6-8 weeks.



Rabbits can breed at the early age of 3 weeks.
Say if one of the kittens was a boy and he was eating, drinking ect all ok but was getting a bit frisky with his mum and his sisters then yes do take him out and put him with another young male rabbit.
The ideal age to waen a kitten is 4 weeks even 5 weeks but rabbits can produce as young as 3 weeks of age.:D

naturestee
10-29-05, 07:48 pm
Doesn't it seem odd to you that a baby can be sexually mature before it can survive without it's mother's milk?

From http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/surpriselitter.html
Depending on breed, rabbits reach sexual maturity at the age of 3-5 months (males) or 5-8 months (females). Even before this time, however, some will begin to exert their more dominant personalities, and will fight with their littermates. When fighting starts, it's time to spay/neuter.


The same article also recommends that kits not be weaned until 8 weeks of age.

From another website: http://www.kindplanet.org/rabbitbabies7.html
As soon as the babies are weaned, at eight weeks, the mother rabbit should be spayed. She can then be placed back into the companionship of the now (hopefully) neutered male.

In any case of domestic rabbit babies, do not remove the babies until they are a full eight weeks of age. It is a Federal Law (Animal Welfare Act of 1973.) In addition, separate the male babies from the females at this time. Males can become sexually mature as early as ten weeks!

What you are seeing is just babies playing. Even my bonded female pair will mount each other to demonstrate dominance. And yes, they are definately both female- these are the two that were just spayed.

I hope this clears this up.:)

thecarerescue
10-29-05, 07:51 pm
Kits are weaned at eight weeks of age, not three.
It would not be acceptable to wean them at three, four or five weeks.
http://www.rabbit.org/care/babies.html

thecarerescue
10-29-05, 07:52 pm
Oops, Got in before me Naturstee!

ilovpiggiesthei
10-29-05, 07:58 pm
Ok!
Sorry my facts were all wrong hope you forgive me?
And thnks for putting things correct!
xx

thecarerescue
10-29-05, 08:03 pm
That's okay - it's just not a good idea to post information on the internet unless you're 100% certain that it is correct.
But everybody makes mistakes!

ilovpiggiesthei
10-29-05, 08:08 pm
Ekkk i know!
Thank you agin!
Its just info i was told WRONG ovisly
SORRY!
:D
XX

Mr.Pigglesworth
10-31-05, 06:39 pm
Adorable!! I am thinking of adoping a baby bunny for my one friendly guinea pig. The other guinea pig keeps fighting with him every time I introduce them, so I am going to keep the aggressive one in his own cage and adopt a new friend for the nice one. Do bunnies need more space then guinea pigs? Would a 2 x 3 C&C cage be okay for a guinea pig and a miniature bunny?

fourbwabbys
10-31-05, 08:21 pm
Mr.Pigglesworth-Guinea pigs and rabbits should never be kept together. All it takes is one kick from the bunny and the guinea pig could be killed or seriously injured. They also have very different dietary needs. I would choose a submissive pig as a friend for the nice guinea pig.