Oh boy I adopted two bunnies
by T. Coco
A Buck and a doe - the owner said they are too young to know what to do that I don't have to worry about them breeding. Well I put them in the same cage so I can clean the other one and my Buck wasted No time jumping on her. I didn't think he was successful until I read the Buck will fall off the does and grunt; that's exactly what happened before I took her out. Now I'm worried after reading this. Should I start counting from when it happened yesterday 02-16 ?
If they fall over and grunt does that mean he was successful? Please let me know so I can be prepared.
Thank you I hope I gave you enough info.
T. Coco***** Karen Sez *****
Sure sounds like a successful mating.
My only question, T, is how old are your bunnies right now? Rabbits come with instincts, and they might act on them, but the buck might still be shooting blanks. ...Or not! It will help to know the age of these rabbits.
In the meantime, you'd best mark the calendar and start counting from the day of the fall-off.
Just so you know, if the rabbits were 11 weeks old, I'd feel much better for your sake than if they were 12 or 12+ weeks old. Nevertheless, for some rabbits, especially for small and dwarf rabbits, 11 weeks might not be too young for creating a litter.
(If the bunnies are only 8-10 weeks old, I'd be tempted to say 'no worries,' but at 11 weeks, some breeds are already approaching a teenage gray area...)