Mini lop first time birth
by Alexis July
(San Antonio, Texas, U.S.)
On the first of January my mini lop had seven babies and one dead one that was eaten half way. We didn't know that she was pregnant and there was a lot of blood and gooey stuff in the bottom of her cage. She didn't have a nesting box.
We found three alive ones a few feet away from her cage (I don't know how they got there) and four more on the wire of her cage there was also a very small ball of fur inside her cage, so we tried to warm them up by putting all of the alive babies together in a cloth with the mother. She is a white and blueish grey mini lop and she's never been bred before.
My mother called some rabbit breeders and they told us to bring the babies to them so that they could give them to a new mother but on the car ride there all six of them died so when we got to the farm they put them on a heating pad but they were already dead. The breeders told us that we should give her a shot or breed her again in a couple of days so that's what we did on the 2nd or 3rd.
She started pulling out more hair even though the babies were gone. We bred her with the buck and today she just slept a lot so I think that she's pregnant because we let them run around the yard with each other and the male mated with her way more than once until the doe didn't let him anymore.
I'm 12 years old