Uncertain pregnancy? Building a nest far too soon?
(North West England)
I have two does and the buck accidentally got out with them. A week later my doe began building a nest from fur n hay. So I removed the other doe. Then this doe also built a nest in her new cage. Both does have mad e their nests bigger since then. I can't feel anything yet both does nipples are swollen and they are acting very territorial n will hardly let me see stroke them. If pregnant this is day 23. Do I'm put nesting box's in? Why is the nest built so early? Please help I want the best for my lilly and flower.
***** Karen Sez ***** Do your two does live together? Very early nest-building is usually a sign of false pregnancies. Swollen teats also occur with false pregnancies. Given that the nesting behaviour started at 1 week, I'd bet at least one doe was already in the throes of a false pregnancy before the rendezvous with the buck.
But, better not take my word for it, since it's spring time! Best put those nesting boxes in just in case!
*Affiliate Links: We use affiliate links (including Amazon.com links) to help keep the use of this website completely free of charge to you. We have selected our affiliate products carefully with the purpose of improving your experience, both on the Raising-Rabbits website, and in the ease of the care you provide your rabbits. Purchases from our affiliates come at no extra cost to you.
Raising-Rabbits Store Is Open BUT without cages or certain rabbit supplies. We hope to restock the store shelves soon!