Separated Rabbit Kits in the Nest

by Monica

The babies are separated like there is a group of 3 and a group of 2 and they seem warm in the nest, but then one of the kits from the group of two moved to the larger group. I thought that they were accidentally scattered so I put them all together but the one I moved seemed to kick around a lot so I moved it back.

Hope it isn't too confusing but I'm stumped.

***** Karen Sez *****
Yeah, finding two separate groups of kits happens occasionally, and I'm not sure why. The problem is that kits could chill, or not get fed if they break themselves into small groups.

It is good to put them all into one pile, and make sure there is plenty of fur covering them all (as long as the ambient temperatures are not too warm).

Enjoy your bunnies!

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Jan 07, 2014
Runt kit
by: Anonymous

Hi: I had 3 kits born to my lionhead doe - and one was smaller than the other two. One of the other two was a MOOSE - and apparently got all of the milk. Finally (when the ribs were showing on the teeny one) I separated the two bigger ones into another cage for one night. LO AND BEHOLD - the teeny one was plumped out the next day and from then on had the energy to fight for her meal and be okay. She has a good home now and her name is still "Peanut"! That one night made all of the difference...

Jan 05, 2014
Kits separate in the nest
by: Anonymous

I had the same, I have 6 in the nest in the bedroom and 4 on the other side in the main compartment all covered and she fed both lots but I did put them back after I found them but didn't make any difference to my doe as she fed both lots anyway.

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