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    I am picking up two 5 and a half week old buns tomorrow. The lady who bred them has rehomed their mum so I am getting them tomorrow. Will they be ok? I thought it was 8 weeks. They are eating well I have been informed. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thank you

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    8 weeks would be better if they can stay with their mum longer. have you asked why they are leaving so young?

    Foodwise I would find out what they are on and stick to that. They will need a lot as they are young and growing

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    Definatly WAY to young, 8 weeks is the minimum for most people, but 10 week sor older is more ideal.....She doesn't sound like a good breeder, more like a fortune finder.....

    Someone should help soon with advice on what to do, definatly get the babies though if you are willing to look after them properly they may need a little extra work though.

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    That sounds like a lady who doesn't give a flying about her animals

    Ideally it's best not to remove them until they are 8 weeks, but they may be better off in your care given that they won't have mum wherever they are.
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    She had quite a lot of rexes and bred all her does but then was suprised she couldn't sell them. She advertised them for money, which is when I bought and paid for one, then she advertised them for free so she said I could have a second for nothing.
    The mother has been rehomed as she wanted rid of them all. I jsut found out now the mother has gone.
    I am an experienced rabbit owner so am willing and able to care for them correctly, I just need a few pointers to enable me to do that. DH said they will be better with me if they are without their mother, bless them.
    I think there are 4 in total, I'm tempted to take all 4 and rehome 2 at a later date. Not sure if this is a good idea?
    Thank you for your help so far

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    Where are these rabbits?

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    Near where I live in the south west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRexBoy View Post
    She had quite a lot of rexes and bred all her does but then was suprised she couldn't sell them. She advertised them for money, which is when I bought and paid for one, then she advertised them for free so she said I could have a second for nothing.
    The mother has been rehomed as she wanted rid of them all. I jsut found out now the mother has gone.
    I am an experienced rabbit owner so am willing and able to care for them correctly, I just need a few pointers to enable me to do that. DH said they will be better with me if they are without their mother, bless them.
    I think there are 4 in total, I'm tempted to take all 4 and rehome 2 at a later date. Not sure if this is a good idea?
    Thank you for your help so far
    Personally I would take them all if I could for fear of what would happen to them if I didn't. Even if all I did was make sure they were well looked after until I could find them proper homes..

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    they will probably need supplementary feeding with a powdered cats milk and avipro mix - their stomachs will almost undoubtedly not be adapted to pellets etc - though hopefully she will have provided hay (though she sounds pretty awful so may not have done).
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    How sad Glad that someone who knows what they are doing will be caring for them.
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