My doe kindled Saturday, 5 very healthy kits. She has been feeding them fine but this afternoon she has pushed all the sawdust in her cage up to the door of the nest entrance. Is she rejecting her kits? and if she is, is there anything I can do to save them? I cannot bare the thought of letting 'nature take its course.' Please help me
Best wishes Roisin
***** Karen Sez ***** Your doe is just doing what rabbits do. In the wild, the doe blocks off the entrance to the burrow while she's away from the kits. And, she stays away from the kits a LOT.
Your doe is showing a lot of good rabbit mothering instincts, protecting her young, not rejecting them. This is a very fine doe, I'm glad you're breeding her.