View Full Version : Fixed rabbit... babies...help?

25-04-2006, 06:37 AM
We had one liter with our two rabbits. They were all just pet rabbits, an accident breeding. We took our male in to get fixed and he came back home and when the babies left they were put back together again. It has been about a month since then. This morning she was making a nest, she bought liter, brought her inside and got a temp. nest box and we will try to make one tomarrow. I can't believe she would be pregnant, but I don't think she would make a nest for anyother reason. The nest is all her hair and she has been sitting on it all night. Incase she is I need to a little reminder on everything.

Whats the best bedding thats safe and the easiest to clean?

Can she have some timothy, or only hay?

I can't think of anything else, any tips on a good safe birth?


25-04-2006, 07:00 AM
How long did you wait after he was desexed? Males are still fertile for about 6 weeks after.

25-04-2006, 12:13 PM
Also, if she hasn't been spayed, perhaps she is having a phantom pregnancy?

25-04-2006, 02:15 PM
If she hasn't been fixed, she will convince herself she is pregnant, just by being in with a boy. It's just the time of year. I'd say be cautious just in case she is pregnant, but don't be surprised if she isn't as if she isn't fixed, her body will tell her she is.

25-04-2006, 05:05 PM
Hopefully it is just a phantom pregnancy, but depending on how long it was after the lads op she might really be pregnant :? If it was sooner than three weeks there is a good chance she is, if less than 6 weeks there is a slight chance she is. Less than a week or two and she almost certainly is.

Timothy is hay, just rather expensive extra nutricious hay.

Hay makes the best bedding, but Timothy is too expensive for that so just ordinary meadow hay will do. You can put it on top of newspaper or shavings or megazorb to make a nice absorbant bed. Straw is not suitable as it is very sharp and is not nutricious if they eat it.

If it is a phantom pregnancy getting her speyed will prevent it from happening repeatedly. It really stresses some does quite badly to keep having them. They are also at risk of developing uterine cancer when not speyed.