Can my doe get pregnant through her cage?
by Emma Johnson
Had 2 x rabbits was told both female. One day we saw them mating, took them to the vets and our suspicions were confirmed we had male and female. We separated them straight away, low and behold 28 days later she has 6 babies. All are beautiful and growing lovely she has been an excellent mum.
Today I noticed Poppy laying on her side as she did before she gave birth last time and I saw movement on her abdomen just like I could see the day before she gave birth last time. Is it possible that the male has impregnated her through the cage? They have not been together since we found out their sexes.***** Karen Sez *****
We've heard some very unlikely stories about rabbits getting impregnated through fencing. Seems hard to believe, but I'd better not be dogmatic about the possibilities.
Nevertheless, I'm hoping that what you're seeing is the rolling motions of the intestines, which can easily be detected in rabbits lying on their sides. Guess we'll know in a few days, eh?
We'll look forward to an update...