Holland Lop pregnant first time delivers one baby on day 33

by Angie
(Danville, Indiana)

Our Holland rabbit has delivered one baby on day 33, it was found outside of the nest box, dead, it looks like she ate a little bit of it and it died. It seems that there may be more babies still in her belly, but she has not delivered anymore. I don't know what to do? On day 28 I could feel many babies kicking. I don't know what went wrong.

***** Karen Sez *****
I could be wrong, but seems like the first kit was a big one, and it got stuck, and then died. The doe was able to deliver it finally, and in the process perhaps mutilated it a bit.

If this is the case, the rest of the litter has also died, most likely. This is when you probably need a quick trip to the vet, if no more kits very soon. It's not a good thing for dead kits to remain inside the doe. Retained kits can result in sterility, catastrophic infection, and/or death.

I hope your doe survives. Good luck.

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