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tracy08
24-05-2009, 11:22 PM
She had babies 14 weeks ago friday gone, and two weeks ago i took the boy out and left ehr with a girl. Now today i went to puther back in ehr hutch after being in the run and noticed a nest again. omg i hope its phantom. I will have to keep an eye on her. I know we have males here but they have not been together apart from with her son . could she get pg with a 12 week old son?

ChloeLawless
24-05-2009, 11:26 PM
She had babies 14 weeks ago friday gone, and two weeks ago i took the boy out and left ehr with a girl. Now today i went to puther back in ehr hutch after being in the run and noticed a nest again. omg i hope its phantom. I will have to keep an eye on her. I know we have males here but they have not been together apart from with her son . could she get pg with a 12 week old son?

I'd say so yes. If she isnt spayed and he isnt neutured I'd think it was possible? Also, If she had babies 14 weeks ago and you only took the boy out 2 weeks ago I'd say its highly possible shes pregnant again. :?

I'd wait until someone who knows more comes along but it does seem that way. I'd keep her well out of the way of the fellas from now on, and think about getting them all neutured to prevent any unwanted kits..

holidayhutch
24-05-2009, 11:29 PM
It is possible yes - he could have got her pregnant from approx 10 weeks of age and she is capable of getting pregnant again 30 minutes after giving birth.

tracy08
24-05-2009, 11:29 PM
oh noooooooooooooo
I thought they were all girls as when we had them checked i was told they were, but then we saw him in the run doing 'it' so i took him out. (so much for the advice on them being girls then hey)

She doesnt look or act like she did when she was last pg. But i suppose every pg is different.Please keep fingers crossed shes not as i have just taken in another rescued rabbit. i have tried to be so carefull this time

steph182
24-05-2009, 11:29 PM
Most animals can get pregnant again within hours of giving birth, if the male was only taken out 2 weeks ago (so 12 weeks after the birth) then I'd say its amazing she's JUST making a nest again.
The male babies should also be split from the females at about 12 weeks, I think.

tracy08
24-05-2009, 11:38 PM
no no no the male i took out was her son, oh my god no the daddy was taken out and neutered 13 weeks ago and they havnt been back together at all, im too scared to bond. Sorry sounds like you think i left the dad in.

steph182
24-05-2009, 11:40 PM
no no no the male i took out was her son, oh my god no the daddy was taken out and neutered 13 weeks ago and they havnt been back together at all, im too scared to bond. Sorry sounds like you think i left the dad in.

Sorry I thought that's what you meant.
How old was the male when you took him out of the mothers cage?

tracy08
24-05-2009, 11:45 PM
i just calculated again and he was 12 weeks old when i took him out. But i was told they were all girls until i caught him 'trying' his sisters out for size. I took him out 2 weeks ago, as they are now 14 weeks old friday gone.
I have just been out to make sure they are all locked up and had a nose at the 'nest' there is fur in it just to add. And its now been built up higher.
I will also add though that i do have two males that arent neutered near her, and i have read that they can smell it and get ready sort of thing.

janice
24-05-2009, 11:46 PM
At 12 weeks old there is a chance that he could have been fertile, hopefully for yours and the female rabbits sake this is going to be just a phantom pregnancy.

I would get this boy and any other boys you have neutered as soon as their testicles drop and also discuss with the vets about getting the female (mother) neutered in another week if she has not produced.

holidayhutch
24-05-2009, 11:47 PM
no no no the male i took out was her son, oh my god no the daddy was taken out and neutered 13 weeks ago and they havnt been back together at all, im too scared to bond. Sorry sounds like you think i left the dad in.

Correct me if I am wrong but if the doe gave birth 14 weeks ago are you sayin the dad was taken out 13 weeks ago and the son 12 weeks ago, so at one point all 3 were together after she had given birth? There is a one week gap between her giving birth and the dad getting neutered and being taken out, so he could well have got her pregnant again as well as the son being a likely candidate:(

Lucy
24-05-2009, 11:47 PM
I hate to add this in too, but you could also be in trouble with the sisters as we have had a female in that got pregnant at 12 weeks of age :shock:

tracy08
24-05-2009, 11:49 PM
no the son was taken out at 12 weeks old, and the dad was neutered 16weeks ago, (got dates wrong for dad)
Dad hasnt been with mum since she had babies. he was taken right out/ (bit of a mad story)
But she was with her now son up until 2 weeks ago.

tracy08
24-05-2009, 11:53 PM
i guess its a case of wait and see as she didnt do all this last time.

tracy08
25-05-2009, 11:52 AM
just figured out why shes built a nest with her fur as she didnt have enough straw as she used it all. So gave her more and shes carried on. Last time she did this she built her nest 2 weeks before she had her babies. I really hope its just a season thing. Her daughter has helped too with a big of fur.

LoopyLouie
25-05-2009, 12:06 PM
Do you have enough room for all these buns?

Angie65
26-05-2009, 08:38 AM
i just calculated again and he was 12 weeks old when i took him out. But i was told they were all girls until i caught him 'trying' his sisters out for size. I took him out 2 weeks ago, as they are now 14 weeks old friday gone.
I have just been out to make sure they are all locked up and had a nose at the 'nest' there is fur in it just to add. And its now been built up higher.
I will also add though that i do have two males that arent neutered near her, and i have read that they can smell it and get ready sort of thing.

Girls hump too - that's not an accurate way of sexing

oscarbunny
26-05-2009, 11:51 AM
Girls hump too - that's not an accurate way of sexing

This is very very true! Why not take all of the babies and buns to a good rabbit savvy vet for sexing not a breeder, this way you can be sure that none of these mishaps happen again. Then get them all neutered!

tracy08
26-05-2009, 12:10 PM
yeah i noticed the girls doing it, that was a bit mad to see lol.
I double checked the one that i saw, and even though i was told they were girls i noticed he was soooo different to the other two babies. i will admit though i did check when they were little and its true what you say about they look so alike. I had them sexed by some one who said they knew about rabbits lol yeah right even i saw the difference when i double checked. :roll:

Im going to get in touch with our vets and get them in for a check up and go from there. thanks for help. im trying to think of how she was last time. And i dont know if im looking into things but again shes gone funny.
Hope im looking into things and she isnt.
I do have 7 rabbits now, i did have 9 last week, that i rehomed. Lucky enough i have a big back garden for more if needed as we have just moved 4 weeks ago. But still this is one thing i need the last with my husband being soooo ill. (you wouldnt beleive me if i told you )

Fingers crossed for it just being a hormanal thing.

Angie65
26-05-2009, 12:14 PM
Im going to get in touch with our vets and get them in for a check up and go from there. thanks for help.

Yeah, I'd do that sooner rather than later:D. i've visited houses with 30 plus buns where someone has mis-sexed/kept buns together a week longer than they should/not stopped their kids from leting buns "play" together. It can get very serious, very fast. They are on RR all the time too:cry:

Dustyrabbit
26-05-2009, 12:25 PM
Have a look at the tread "sexing buns" it has some great informative pictures.

But do get a vet to confirm the sexes.

happypreso
26-05-2009, 05:23 PM
i just calculated again and he was 12 weeks old when i took him out. But i was told they were all girls until i caught him 'trying' his sisters out for size. I took him out 2 weeks ago, as they are now 14 weeks old friday gone.
I have just been out to make sure they are all locked up and had a nose at the 'nest' there is fur in it just to add. And its now been built up higher.
I will also add though that i do have two males that arent neutered near her, and i have read that they can smell it and get ready sort of thing.

Hi, they can have 'false' pregnancies if they live/come in contact with a male. My female Star, had two litters (and during this time we had the dad Bugs neutered), when all babies were off hand, we bonded Star & Bugs again together again and within a few weeks Star was nest building again. She did this twice (both false pregnancies) before we got Star spayed and so far, she hasn't made any nest since her spay.

A doe can get pregnant not very long after she has dropped her litter. If her son was in with her and he was 12 wks then yes I would say it was possible but also you might be lucky too that it is just a false one - just keep an eye and ensure the mum doesn't turn on the babies that she already has too (my doe did with both litters!).

tracy08
26-05-2009, 09:52 PM
thank you for advice. i have noticed that she has used some her 14 week old buns fur too.(she will be 15 weeks this friday) This was on the second day of nesting. There is now a great big well, a better built nest than her very first. I have also got an appointment for next week to have them all checked over too, obvs not all 7 at once that would be hard. but thanks again.