I tried to palpate my rabbit, I still couldn't figure out if she's pregnant
(Valley City, ND,USA)
I have a first time 8 month old pregnant purebred mini rex rabbit named Adella. She was bred about 1 1/2 weeks ago and it seemed successful (they showed all the signs of success). I followed the directions to palpate, but I still can't figure out if she's pregnant. I haven't bred rabbits for a long time, and I've never palpated before. My new doe has been acting very shy and eating all her food, but I know false pregnancies are very common in rabbits. I'm very confused!!! I'm wondering since I bred her with my old purebred mini rex buck if that would make a difference than breeding her with a younger buck?
I really need help. I'm 12 years old so I can't go to a vet and the closest vet that takes care of rabbits is 1 hour away in a different town. ***** Karen Sez *****
Were they my rabbits and I couldn't figure things out by palpating, I'd prepare for bunnies - nest in on day 28 and expect bunnies 31-32 days after breeding.
According to you, they showed all the signs. Plus, it's springtime. Rabbits are raring to go just as winter is receding.
Time to just be patient!
PS: Got any does you know are not
pregnant? Start palpating them now, so you know exactly what it feels like when a doe has no babies. Next time, maybe you'll be able to detect the subtle changes and the little lumps that are the little embryos growing.
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