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Addressing the special needs of the breeding doe and her kits. Includes nutrition, gestation, nest boxes and materials, and tips to ensure survival of the young.
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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#61  Unread postby Miss M » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:38 pm


Thank you for adding that great pic, Wyldrose! :)
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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#62  Unread postby Wyldrose » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:29 pm


Your welcome :) Happy to help!
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Post Number:#63  Unread postby bunnygardener » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:43 pm


thanks so much for the pictures. I'm new at this and pictures are so helpful

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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#64  Unread postby GypsyTinker » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:06 am


In regards to force nursing (flipping the doe).

I have found that with does who do not relax when flipped can be more easily force nursed on a towel in your lap.

Make some room between your legs and under the doe and put the kit(s) below her to nurse. :)

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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#65  Unread postby bigmike77 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:34 am


Great info thanks!!

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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#66  Unread postby Tammy B » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:37 pm


I have 4 kits they were born Monday morning and the mother died this morning.
I'm not sure what to do i have a homemade formula recipe that i have mixed up and gave them a feeding of already but it is hard and i'm not sure if i am doing it right.The babies look like the first kit in the second set of pics you have there but they are so much smaller..And the bathroom thing ..well i haven't been able to get them to do that after i fed them.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#67  Unread postby MaggieJ » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:24 pm


Tammy, what breed are your rabbits? The ones in the pictures are larger mutt rabbits, about 8-10 pounds when grown. If your rabbits are a small breed, the kits would be smaller too.

It is difficult to feed infant rabbits, but you will find lots of helpful advice in the two "stickies" I sent you by email. I'm glad to see that you have started a separate thread to try to get help for your baby buns.

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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#68  Unread postby WhWRabbitry » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:19 am


In checking on our new Mini Lop kits yesterday and today I noticed yesterday that 3 of the 4 had really nice fat well fed tummies and one didn't. Today when I checked it was the same (3 plump, one not) except not the same 3. The one that had been thinner yesterday was nice and plump today.
Is this uncommon? Does it just mean that whichever one is a little thinner that round didn't get there as soon and will be fine, as long as it's not the same one each time?
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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#69  Unread postby Miss M » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:22 pm


WhWRabbitry wrote: Is this uncommon? Does it just mean that whichever one is a little thinner that round didn't get there as soon and will be fine, as long as it's not the same one each time?

That's the way it seems to work out here, that as long as it's not the same one each time that didn't get as much as the others, it works out fine. :) It is good that you're keeping an eye on them.
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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#70  Unread postby WhWRabbitry » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:04 pm


That's reassuring. Thanks Miss M! I'll continue to keep an eye on them - that it's not the same one.
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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#71  Unread postby Miss M » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:28 pm


You're welcome! :) Good luck! :clover:
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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#72  Unread postby Easy Ears » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:07 am


Tammy! To get them to go potty, just wipe their bottoms with a wet rag. Works for mine! :)
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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#73  Unread postby Susie570 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:32 am


I just wanted to share a picture of a little runty bun I've dubbed 'peewee'.
I discovered, on day 5, that it looked dehydrated and underfed, so I started doing a supplemental feeding with it during the day ('flipping' the doe). Momma has actually been pretty cooperative and I always let her clean little Peewee after the feeding.

Here is a picture comparison from Day 5 (before I started the extra feeding) and today, Day 8. Peewee looks like it's doing much better. Do I need to continue the supplemental feedings, or just keep an eye on it?

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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#74  Unread postby EnglishSpot » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:00 pm


Nice job! In comparison to his sibs, could he hold his own in a scramble for dinner? If not, I'd keep up the supplemental for a few more days IMO.
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Re: Fed vs. Unfed KIt Pictures

Post Number:#75  Unread postby Susie570 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:46 pm


I just wanted to add this updated progression picture of "PeeWee", the runt I had to give extra feedings to. I only held momma for a feeding on days 5 (first day I noticed it was runty and dehydrated), 6 and 7. Look at what a difference! Yay PeeWee! :)

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