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    Default my rabbit has just had 7 babies!

    hi i need some help, my rabbit has just given birth and i dont know what to do!? i didnt even know she was pregnant! any info would be appreciated alot... thanks!

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    First of all you will need to separate her from the male. If she was with the male when she gave birth, there's every possibility that she'll be pregant again.

    The kits will have to stay with their mother until they're eight weeks old.

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    Firstly, if she is housed with a male, he needs to be removed now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by antigone View Post
    First of all you will need to separate her from the male. If she was with the male when she gave birth, there's every possibility that she'll be pregant again.

    The kits will have to stay with their mother until they're eight weeks old.
    The male has a seperate hutch, so she was alone whilst having them should i do something ? or just let her get on with it? im clueless

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    I'm not sure but I don't think you're supposed to touch the babies at all for now? I hope someone with more experience than me will some to help you very soon.
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    Is she an outdoor or an indoor bun? If she's outdoor I would try to add more insulation over the hutch-like a blanket as its very cold tonight.(I assume you are an adult and able to do this?)
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    Woah! Ok, first, relax, second, remove the buck from the mother and the kits if you have one, and make sure the mother and babies have plenty of bedding and water.

    I know little on rabbit babbies I'm afraid, you're best make sure she's comfortable and nursing the kits, (I don't think you should handle them) and perhaps call a vet when you can. They might be able to advise you on what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zara View Post
    Woah! Ok, first, relax, second, remove the buck from the mother and the kits if you have one, and make sure the mother and babies have plenty of bedding and water.
    ive put an extra water bottle on just incase, and there plenty of food what happens if she doesnt feed them ? :/

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    I don't think you should touch the babies. However, you should check if there are any dead kits, which you will have to remove.

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    I think the advice to speak to your vet is good advice. There's usually an out of hours vet who can give you free advice over the phone on what to do next.

    I'm sorry - I'm just guessing what the most sensible thing is and best you get advice from the vet.
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    I would not disturb her or her kits. Are all the kits in a nest ??

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