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    Quote Originally Posted by happypreso View Post
    Hi my doe has had two litters. The first one, she was a very young and very inexperience. She did pull some fur but didn't make a nest as such. It was a litter of 5 and 1 baby we found a long way from the others and we feel died from the cold. We also found another dead baby the following day, no sure why they died but the mum toss the dead one out of the nest. The second litter was an accident, but she had 4 babies. Two of these babies have eye problems, will be blind and one might even have to have an operation yet (they are 3 wks old).

    I have been through a real rollercoaster ride with these babies and honestly I can say that I am never going to breed rabbits again. I have a 9wk old rabbit that I do not have the space for but I can not find them a loving home and I have ongoing (and huge) vet bills for these two poorly buns.

    So please think very, very carefully before you decide to breed this rabbit again. Rabbits have feelings too and to lose 2 litters must be upsetting (I have had 3 m/c's so can so relate to this!) and maybe there is a reason behind why it is happening. Personally if they were my rabbits, I would get the male and female neutered and let them live happly ever after (my male rabbit is now done and my female will be done when the babies are off hand). I have slowly been rebonding my male and female together and you can tell they have missed each other very much.

    Good luck with whatever you decide and feel free to PM if you you wish x x

    Wendy

    PS just a thought as well, but I was worried for my first litter as I had to handle them when they were just hours old and was worried that mum would reject them so starting looking for info on the internet about hand feeding etc and there isn't a great deal of sucess of hand rearing babies if the mum rejects them (just something else to think about as well). Hope all this info helps.
    Good post
    I'm sorry to hear two of your babies have eye problems and will be blind
    Just out of interest, is there any chance your mum and dad bun are related? I just wondered if that was a possible cos of the little one's problems. Poor little things. Sounds like your doing a great job in caring for them and getting them treatment though. x

    Beckz, I'm sorry to hear about your bunnies kits dying. As a couple of people have asked already, did you get your male and female bun from the same place/ if so maybe they are related in some way which is why there may be some genetic problem causing the kits to die.

    How old are each of your bunnies?

    Your doe may just not be a good mum? Whatever the reason, I would wonder if its worth putting your doe through this again? Is it so important to have a litter from her? What will you do with the babies?

    Obviously its your decision and no one elses, but it really is incredibly rewarding to have a loved up bunny couple that are speyed and neutered and just live happily together

    Good luck, whatever you decide x

    Oh sorry, just reread, they're 9 months old? I'm not sure but i thought giant breeds matured more slowly than smaller ones. So at 9 months she is not fully grown yet? Perhaps she is too young to be a mum now. Maybe give it anotehr 6 months for her own body to mature more? (I'm not sure about this but its just something I thought I'd come across that giants havent finished growing themselves til they're 18 months or so )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairy13 View Post
    Good post
    I'm sorry to hear two of your babies have eye problems and will be blind
    Just out of interest, is there any chance your mum and dad bun are related? I just wondered if that was a possible cos of the little one's problems. Poor little things. Sounds like your doing a great job in caring for them and getting them treatment though. x
    Hi, yes my mum & dad buns are related (brother & sister) and I never knew that inbreeding is bad and can cause problems ... sorry, I know that is something I probably should have known but going back many years ago, we did it all the time and no-one said it was 'wrong'.

    The 3 remaining babies from the first litter are all fine, and the other 2 in this litter are fine, but I do have two poorly buns at the mo! I have been caring for them 24/7 at the mo and not getting much sleep (much like having a human baby!) as we have two different eye drops and antibotics etc! The vet has been great (but it has cost me an arm and an leg and we are not finished yet!). I am hoping that all will turn out well though and that I will keep these two here with me, feel it is only fair with them being blind.
    Bunny mum to Bugsy, Star, Holly & Angel. x x x



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    I really dont belive what i am reading here.Why on earth are you using relations to breed from? the problems these babies may face are huge.And as for becky,visit the vets and get them both neutered and leave the rabbit breeding for the experts! how can you as a human keep choosing to put this poor mother through all that? rabbits do feel pain you know,wouldnt you be gutted if you had a baby and it died? and then you were made to have another and it died????? leave the poor things alone.
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    Post reported- not at all helpful!!! The poster said at the time she didnt realise breeding between relatives was wrong- we all make mistakes. As for beckz- while we all want to give our opinions on breeding if this is what she has decided to do despite the advice on here then thats her decision. If you do not agree with it then just dont post. We are not here to shoot each other down all the time- support, educate politely and then stop posting if you dont agree with the result!

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    and to quote youngbunny2 on a previous post-

    "Well overnight bluebell who we thought was having a phantom pregnancy gave birth to 7 babies.Looking back at dates she must have got pregnant by one of her sons"

    How can you jump down other posters throat saying dont use relations to breed from when this happened to you!

    There is so much more positive advice you could have given seeing as you have been in a similar situation yourself (all be it that you may not have purposefully bred)

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    oh here we go! the witches are out.unlike HER we didnt breed them on purpose.not that it is any of your business we found out it was NOT her son who got her pregnant,it was our NEUTURED buck! after speaking to the new owner of the boy she confirmed his bits hadnt dropped so we took our buck to the vets to be checked and they discovered the op had not been done correctly so he is not a neutured and has had to have it re done.

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    Doesn't matter whether breeding was intentional or not - both were caused by a lack of knowledge.

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    Soooooooooooooooooo has any of this helped you Beckz?

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    it just really makes me cross that if you lot dont agree with something you can tell people but if other people dont agree you report posts and have a go! double standards or what!

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngbunny2 View Post
    it just really makes me cross that if you lot dont agree with something you can tell people but if other people dont agree you report posts and have a go! double standards or what!
    Members please REPORT a post if you are unhappy with how other members are responding to you. Do not retort in kind as its just creates more problems.

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