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bunnyrun
20-07-2007, 07:38 PM
I had a call yesterday from a lady who has 4 french lops, 1 male, 3 females
she had her male castrated and decided to put him back with the females 5 weeks after his op, all 3 girls are expecting babies anyday :shock: :shock:
she phoned her vets and was told when the babies were born to take them all down there and they would gas the lot:cry: :cry: :cry: she asked what the kindest thing to do was i told her that that was unnessesary and that id take them when they are 8 weeks old. What have i let myself in for :oops: how many babies can a frenchie have ? I cant believe that a vet would even suggest such a thing :evil: :evil: those poor babies dont stand a chance ive assured the lady that ill help and she reassured me that no harm would come to them any offers of help in 8 weeks time would be appreciated :)

March Hare
20-07-2007, 07:40 PM
You got it, Hun!;)

Spacegirl
20-07-2007, 07:43 PM
Is this in addition to the baby frenchies that are already on the RIN section? :shock:
Are you planning to vax or neuter any of them before rehoming?

bunnyrun
20-07-2007, 07:56 PM
The baby frenchies on RIN were put on there months ago and have all come back for neautering so they are all rehomed and now neautered this is a new frenchie problem but again they will be bought back when old enough for neautering or will be fostered etc, obviously i dont know how many we are talking about till they are born :) :)

Azraelm
20-07-2007, 08:18 PM
Hmmm sounds a bit suspicious to me :? (the story not you Bunnyrun!)

elve
20-07-2007, 08:46 PM
I don't think the frenchie owner sounds suspicious - just stooopid :roll: Although judging by that vet, maybe the vet told her he'd be fine going back with the girls after 5 weeks :?

montyflossy
20-07-2007, 09:28 PM
Hi again,
The bigger the bunny the bigger the litter could potentially be (I think).
Flossy came from a litter of 11 and is def smaller than most frenchies beause of it. It took her longer to fill out etc and we had to kind of 'feed her up'
What vet would gas baby bunnies, could these owners be fibbing to you?
Lucy xxx

honeybunny
20-07-2007, 09:29 PM
does sound fishy:?

Bun Bun
20-07-2007, 10:18 PM
I am in Peacehaven and am happy to foster a couple if need be or can help with transport, just pm me if I can help anytime :wave:

Veronica
20-07-2007, 11:18 PM
The frenchie at Sara's had 8 babies on the 18th :love:
Mummy and babies are doing very well btw ;) :love:

Beebop
21-07-2007, 09:34 AM
Surely by 5 weeks the male may still be ever so slightly fertile, but not enough to impregnant 3 does? If so, then prehaps 6 weeks isn't long enough either, does sound dodgy to me as well.

Although I don't agree with it, I can see why a vet may suggest gassing, with the number of rabbits in rehoming, the last thing we need are yet more babies, how many older buns are going to miss out on rehoming because of these 'accidental' litters. :cry:

masked_firefly
21-07-2007, 10:13 AM
awwww what a shame i havent moved yet, i really want a frenchie! but can only have one when im out of this horrid flat and in bigger housing

Doncat5
21-07-2007, 01:36 PM
Hmm that does sound a bit odd..... I dont think 'GASSING' is the first thing a vet would suggest, surely a late spay would be more humane....?!

rabshan
21-07-2007, 01:50 PM
Hmmm:? dont want to worry you too much but a frenchie that i took in had 13 babies:shock: :shock:
As to that vet suggesting gassing well I had the same reply from the RSPCA when i asked them to help with lots of babies that i had here:shock: they told me to take the little ones from thier nest & put them in the FREEZER:shock: to kill them:shock: :evil: when i told her that it was very cruel to do that she told me to get on with it then:shock: :evil:
I found homes for them myself:)

raine
21-07-2007, 05:41 PM
I have sent you a pm Caroline.

bunnyrun
21-07-2007, 08:59 PM
Ive spoken to the head vet at the practice where the lady was told to take the babies and gas them :evil: he was very cooperative and admitted that the owner was told this by a vetinery nurse he explained he had apologised to his client and he did confirm that the male bunny was indeed castrated he dealt with me very proffessionaly i was very impressed he understood my concerns and has assured me theses babies will not be gassed by his practice
still waiting to hear from the owner when they are born so ill be back with another update as soon as i know more. I really do feel this is an accident on speaking to the owner and vet there is no reason for me to doubt what they are saying unless im very nieve and gullable the 4 bunnies live together which is why the girls are pregnant but surely after 5 weeks he,d be pretty infertile this is just a very sad mistake on the owners part

Jack's-Jane
21-07-2007, 09:01 PM
Ive spoken to the head vet at the practice where the lady was told to take the babies and gas them :evil: he was very cooperative and admitted that the owner was told this by a vetinery nurse he explained he had apologised to his client and he did confirm that the male bunny was indeed castrated he dealt with me very proffessionaly i was very impressed he understood my concerns and has assured me theses babies will not be gassed by his practice
still waiting to hear from the owner when they are born so ill be back with another update as soon as i know more. I really do feel this is an accident on speaking to the owner and vet there is no reason for me to doubt what they are saying unless im very nieve and gullable the 4 bunnies live together which is why the girls are pregnant but surely after 5 weeks he,d be pretty infertile this is just a very sad mistake on the owners part

I had 3 Does impregnated by a Buck 6 weeks post castration.......

Janex

bunnyrun
21-07-2007, 09:05 PM
so its definetly possible then, a very sad mistake on the owners part bunt at least she,s asking for help so i can be prepared when they are 8 weeks old a post will be put on RIN when the time comes :)

March Hare
21-07-2007, 09:08 PM
YIKES!!!!!:shock: I guess some of them are really potent little guys!!!

I can only hope that this woman has removed the buck from the does now.....I know it would be HIGHLY unlikely that he would still be able to get them pregnant again after the babies are born......but if something like that happened to ME, no WAY would I take the risk again! (Though I would like to think that it wouldn't happen to me in the FIRST place!:? ) Do you know if she is going to separate them all for when they have their babies?????

March Hare
21-07-2007, 09:10 PM
so its definetly possible then, a very sad mistake on the owners part bunt at least she,s asking for help so i can be prepared when they are 8 weeks old a post will be put on RIN when the time comes :)

I will foster at least a couple for you when the time comes.:D

bunnyrun
21-07-2007, 09:18 PM
she told me all 3 girls are seperate so they can have their babies in peace
Thank you for offers of fostering i will def keep keep updates coming :) :)

Bun Bun
21-07-2007, 09:40 PM
As mentioned previously I am very close and would be happy to foster a couple or offer transport. As I am aware nobody on here really knows me as I haven't been a member long I would happily undertake any homechecks etc that are required if my help is needed :D

Good luck with it all.

bunnyrun
21-07-2007, 09:48 PM
bunbun--- ive pmd you

elve
21-07-2007, 10:09 PM
surely after 5 weeks he,d be pretty infertile this is just a very sad mistake on the owners part

I always tell everyone to wait 8 weeks, just to be sure.