Down to the anticipated time and day our baby bunnies have arrived. It was really interesting and fascinating to see the Doe prepare her nest, then go into labour and deliver her babies. She ate the placentas straight after having her babies. This is to give her nourishment but also to destroy any trace of new rabbit,s to any lurking predators.
Next time around I think I may be a rabbit as mothering is very low key. The doe only feeds her babies once a day, normally at night. Rabbit milk is apparently one of the most nutritious foods. Imagine if that was bottled and sold at your supermarket! If she is not feeding her babies the doe is resting, eating and sleeping next to her nest.
The babies are born fur less and blind. Their eyes open at around 2 weeks and this is when they start to venue out of the nest to hop around with their mother.
We have 10 babies in total. Five black and five grey ( Blue). There is one little runt. My boys are fascinated by them and call them ‘earth worms’, as only boys would. Quinn keeps saying to me “ we are not going to eat them mummy!” My good friends girls have asked me if they can have the runt as a pet as “it won’t be very good for eating” . Have I turned into the nighbourhood monster in these children’s eyes?