Bunny update

Blueberry’s kits are 5 days old now, and Blackberry’s are 3 days old.

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Today I went to check on them to see how they are growing. One of Blueberry’s is really small, about half the size of his/her litter mates.

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I took Blueberry out, flipped her onto her back, and let the tiny kit nurse for about 5 minutes. I’ll probably do that a couple time a day now until I see improvements in growth. I may even pull both litters and bring them to mom for feeding twice a day.

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I want them to get handled enough that they aren’t afraid of us come weaning. I really hate handling skittish rabbits, and I think it’s cruel to never touch them until butcher day. They always seem so scared, and that really isn’t the peaceful death I want for them.

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Blackberry has become very protective of her babies, not letting me get very close to them at all. Another reason to pull the litter except for feeding times.

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