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Is this guy a peanut?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby jenniferlanes » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:11 pm


I had a litter born after the doe was placed in the same enclosure as my buck right after his neuter. These guys are 10 days old today, but this guy is so tiny. He doesn't seem malformed. Is there a way to tell a peanut from a runt?
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Re: Is this guy a peanut?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:25 pm


It's just a runt. Peanuts have small, pointed ears (among other features), while his ears are normal shape & size.
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Re: Is this guy a peanut?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:26 pm


just a runt. Never had a peanut myself but from my research they are disproportionnate and would have normally died by then (minus a few rare exeptions)

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Re: Is this guy a peanut?

Post Number:#4  Unread postby ladysown » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:06 pm


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Re: Is this guy a peanut?

Post Number:#5  Unread postby jenniferlanes » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:45 am


SableSteel wrote:It's just a runt. Peanuts have small, pointed ears (among other features), while his ears are normal shape & size.

KimitsuKouseki wrote:just a runt. Never had a peanut myself but from my research they are disproportionnate and would have normally died by then (minus a few rare exeptions)


Thank you. The poor guy didn't make it. The next day he was shriveled looking and barely moving. I tried to keep him warm and went to get some kitten milk replacer, but it was too late. :cry: He must have had some other digestive issues because he was wasting away even after having my doe feed him by himself. The other 5 are healthy and opened their eyes yesterday.

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Thanks. He did not look like those, but he was so skinny. I found that if I set him on a blanket the would let him feed. I was worried he wasn't able to fight for a spot otherwise, but he still died.

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Re: Is this guy a peanut?

Post Number:#6  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:41 pm


It's what happens to runts sometimes, sorry for your loss but that's how nature works it's course. There's a reason runts exist :/

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