It's the morning of day 34, and still no babies
She's a female lionhead, so she's pretty fluffy. And that makes it extremely hard to tell if she's pregnant or not. As I said, it's the 34th day, and nothing. I'm really, really afraid that something's wrong. But my mom refuses to take her to a vet because the nearest one that's open is a whole 45 minutes away. Which, considering where we live, is extremely close. We put a nest box in on day 28, and she built a nest in it immediately. But considering how late it's getting, I'm terrified. I've been helplessly searching the internet for hours, and you're my only hope.
***** Karen Sez *****
One good way to increase your suspicions of a pregnancy is to weigh the doe, but the weight is only useful if you knew the rabbit's usual non-pregnant weight.
Sometimes the only thing one can do is wait and pray. If today is day 34, and there are no bunnies within the next couple days, then try rebreeding the doe. If she willingly accepts the buck, chances are better that she wasn't pregnant. If she has a hissy-fit, or if she hunkers down in a corner uncooperatively, the likelihood exists that she might still be pregnant.
Delivering on day 34 or later might work out fine; the concern in dwarf breeds when the doe goes too long, however, is dystocia, or a stuck kit, due to large blocky heads. On the other hand, if she's not pregnant at all, then there's no danger to the doe.
We wish we could be more helpful; sometimes to be sure, you really need a vet. Hopefully Monday will be soon enough.
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