Bunnies have not opened their eyes yet??
My doe kindled Friday night, 25th of November. So, by tonight/early morning, they should be 11 days old. They have not yet opened their eyes...
They have got their fur now, there is NO pink to be seen now!!! They are gorgeous little bunnies and when we check on them (using the method you provided) they are always nice and warm and wriggling around!!!
They look like they're almost "squinting" if you know what I mean?? Does this mean their eyes are stuck??
Also, the smaller one (still plump and warm, just slightly skinnier and smaller in size) seems to wriggle more than the rest and tends to bite now and again, when the others haven't bitten once. Is this one the runt?? Is this bad...??
I don't have any decent pictures to show you really, the best I have is the one I've provided...
Sooo... when do you think they'll open their eyes (there's 4 by the way)???
Thanks xxx***** Karen Sez *****
OMG, so cute! That's some great color.
You're doing a good job, Amber. I think all is well. Kits with bellies full sleep a LOT, and typically open their eyes a bit later. Eyes are sealed shut at first, so if they're now 'squinty,' their eyes will be open soon. They'll look a bit stuck shut at one corner, maybe, but the next day they'll be all open.
The little runt is a runt, yes, but his weight will catch up with his littermates eventually. No probs there. That 'biting' is not exactly biting (sure feels like a bite!), it is his efforts to latch on to the mother's teat. He's simply acting reflexively, thinking the disruption of you reaching into the nest is it's mum hopping in and spreading the dinner table. He's more wiggly because he's the runt, fighting for his chance at a meal.
All is well...I think! :-)
Our policy is to always OVER-deliver
which is why your purchase is fully covered by our
Go ahead - take any of our e-books
for a test drive. Peruse our detailed informational and educational e-books. Examine
our plans for building rabbit cages, runs, or metal or PVC hutch frames. Check out the Rabbit Husbandry info e-books.
If you aren't completely satisfied that your e-book purchase is worth at
least double, triple or even quadruple the price you paid, just drop us a note
within 45 days, and we'll refund you the entire cost. That's our Double-Value
Note: When you purchase your
e-books, they will be in PDF format, so you can download them to any device that
supports PDF format. We advise making a back-up copy to a drive or cloud
account. If the books are lost, you can also purchase another copy from Raising-Rabbits.