Our two gorgeous girl bunnies have had 2 more gorgeous bunnies, I know they aren't my Grandchildren but they are rather cute and the sight of a little life only an hour or so after it happened has floored me.
May I add here before you're distracted by the pictures that the 'father' was chosen by my dear husband and even when checking pictures on google did we still believe he was a she AND the vet's we took them to got it wrong as well (they didn't claim to be able to tell 100% in their defence).
Ah well, here we are with 4 bunnies instead of 2 - Pop the proud father won't leave Bang alone, we've separated them immediately but he's always by her side through the cage bars which is either a really lovely thought or he's just hoping to get his rocks off again?!?
At 3pm October 10th I noticed Bang (mummy) had an awful lot of fur in her mouth and seemed to be struggling to eat the cauliflower leaves I'd just given them. I opened up the hutch caught her and teased the fur out, she immediately set about eating the leaves with gusto. I was very shocked by the amount of fur in the cage and noticed that her white bob tail had disappeared perhaps she's growing a winter coat I think to myself, so I scoop up the fur and put it in the bin. Next ...concerned something was afoot I went to rabbit.org to do some research... She could be n e s t i n g.
Straight off to the bin I go and retrieve the fur thankfully on the top and not next to any nasties and replace it in the hutch. at 4.45pm I go out to see if all alright and spot the blood on the cage floor immediately check the nest box and find 2 new squiggling, hot bunny bodies.
The way I shouted for everyone to come outside this instance you'd have thought someone was injured, long story short we've a lot of maneuvering of hutches etc and Pop goes to the vets at 9.10am on Friday wink wink... although I am reliably informed he could already have done the dirty after Bang had birthed - oh heck.
We have a vague idea for names but it will depend on whether we keep them - we will look after them until they are old enough to be 'fixed' as we never wanted this to happen and we're not irresponsibly going to let lots of babies come along.
Tiny, very hot and barely a bunny except for bunny ears and teeny tiny teeth...
Look at all that fur in the nest - amazing
Before any concerned comments are raised, the bunny family are being left well alone with a single physical check each day to make sure that Bang is feeding them adequately and that we haven't lost one in the process. Nice full tummies today so all appears to be going well - it could all change on a sixpence so we're sitting with baited breath for the next couple of weeks.