Oh boy I adopted two bunnies

by T. Coco

A Buck and a doe - the owner said they are too young to know what to do that I don't have to worry about them breeding. Well I put them in the same cage so I can clean the other one and my Buck wasted No time jumping on her. I didn't think he was successful until I read the Buck will fall off the does and grunt; that's exactly what happened before I took her out. Now I'm worried after reading this. Should I start counting from when it happened yesterday 02-16 ?

If they fall over and grunt does that mean he was successful? Please let me know so I can be prepared.

Thank you I hope I gave you enough info.
T. Coco

***** Karen Sez *****
Sure sounds like a successful mating.

My only question, T, is how old are your bunnies right now? Rabbits come with instincts, and they might act on them, but the buck might still be shooting blanks. ...Or not! It will help to know the age of these rabbits.

In the meantime, you'd best mark the calendar and start counting from the day of the fall-off.

Just so you know, if the rabbits were 11 weeks old, I'd feel much better for your sake than if they were 12 or 12+ weeks old. Nevertheless, for some rabbits, especially for small and dwarf rabbits, 11 weeks might not be too young for creating a litter.

(If the bunnies are only 8-10 weeks old, I'd be tempted to say 'no worries,' but at 11 weeks, some breeds are already approaching a teenage gray area...)

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Feb 28, 2012
my adopted doe n buck reply
by: t.coci

The bunnies are 6 and 5 months, I think my doe is pregnant she eats and poops like there's no tomorrow she's a bit cranky and grunts at us sometimes. I get woken up every morning because she's digging at the far left side of her cage same spot always at the same time in the morning. She does it at least 4 times a day maybe more. She's a lot bigger now and hay doesn't last very long in her cage she eats it all.

I have day 28 circled for her nest and day 31 circled also. I will keep you updated and if you have an email i will send you pics if you would like. Thank you so much this site educated me a lot on what to expect.

If my doe is pregnant i am going to wait till she kindles then get her fixed.

Thanks again.

Feb 21, 2012
breeding babies ??
by: Anonymous

Sounds like they could but it's not etched in stone. Like posted earlier, age makes a big difference.

But IF indeed the deed was done, then 30 days from the date of the breeding you can expect babies. Put a nestbox in about 4 or 5 days before that 30th day and then just wait. Leave the box in for another 4 or 5 days after the 30 days too... Just in case.

Good luck.. :)

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