Well, it's been almost a month since I sat down here to write.
Much has happened but probably not much of it is very interesting so I'll share our most exciting news-
we have six babies!
Can you tell what they are?
Our rabbit, Cookie is a mamma!
They are so ugly, and so cute.
They were born on the 5th of December.
I only held each one for a second to make sure they were alive- my hands were trembling,
None of our rabbits have ever kindled before and I personally have never touched
such a tiny, fragile creature.
I was also on the verge of freaking out because Cookie made her nest on the floor of her hutch instead of in the nesting box; and while I knew it was important to move the kits into the nesting box, I was terrified that she would abandon them. Rabbits can be really finicky if they feel threatened and
this particular mamma rabbit was
really... um... grumpy during her pregnancy.
But her attitude has improved a lot- she actually lets me pet her again! :)
Day 2: you can see their fur beginning to grow already!
I have lots of cell phone pictures and of course none of them are very good!
But I don't care. I'm so proud of Cookie and I'm so happy they are all still alive! Well, I let Cookie do all the work: she only nurses them once, in the early morning and when I check on them later in the day each belly is full and round. She pulled fur from her belly to make the nest all cozy and warm and the second day when the weather turned colder she gave them more of her fur- such a good mamma!
This baby is the most active so far and always seems to be on top of the bunny pile:)
Here is the same baby at one week of age!
And here she is today!
their eyes just opened yesterday and I brought them down to the house for their first exploration...
...apparently they still prefer to cuddle and sleep-
I hear you, baby!
I hear you, baby!