Funny thing is, with a stache like that she didn't see where she was going (well, running, this rabbit does nothing halfheartedly), when I took a peek at her tunnel she barreled full speed into me. It didn't last long, but it was a frenzy.
I love this rabbit, she is so "all or nothing", great mother, fierce fighter (sigh), fast digger, confident owner of everything, cuddly bun demanding nose rubs...
My elder-doe decided that for litter number three, a haystache was necessary!
The photo is a bit terrible: She refused to sit still. The 'staching was frantic, despite having 9 more days until her kits are expected to arrive. She seems calmer now that she has a nest all prepared. I gave her the next box expecting her to play in it, make a half-finished nest, and then soil it. I thought she'd have a good time, and I'd just have to clean one of the nest boxes (there were clean ones on hand, so no big deal in the end).
Instead she's keeping it immaculate and starting to line it with fur already! I'm starting to wonder if I should leave her masterwork in there with her and let her use that one...
First time mom & nest builder. She did such a great job. After she built her nest she sat on top of the box for hours admiring her work. Her kits are 12 days old now and thriving, couldn't ask for a better mom!
Everyone has all these great hay-staching pictures and I've never been lucky enough to catch my buns at it... until this morning!! Day 24 of pregnancy and Alice is going stache crazy! I noticed half her hay feeder was empty (filled it up yesterday) and she had a mouthful of it taking it into her nest box. So I gave her a ton of straw to choose from and she's one happy momma!
I brought TWO big handfuls in there for her and I went back to check on her about an hour ago and her cage has been picked CLEAN. All the straw and the remaining hay from her holder are stuffed into her nest box :lol:
Oh, and I'm happy to say her hormones have settled down this last week, she's isn't threatening to kill and eat me when I reach into her pen anymore. Thank goodness!
Awe, Cheiri has such a beautiful green stache going on! I made the mistake of giving Alice her daily dandelion while she was staching and she went, "Thx.." and into the structure of her nest it went! Your rabbits are so cute. :3
Bunnies are strange little critters. When Gayle was building her nest, I'd put in their daily supplement 'treat' of calf manna, BOSS and grains and she had her mouth full of wool to build her nest at the time. She went over to eat the treat and was trying to eat it with a mouth full of wool. Silly bunny! This is her first nest building, so she's still new at it.
I didn't have my phone on me but my pregnant girl had a tiny furstace going on early this morning on day 27 of her pregnancy. I caved and gave her the nest box a bit early in case she decided to try nesting tonight.