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    We did, We were given some medication for her which she took no problem. This morning we let her out to run around and stretch her legs, by dinnertime, she was stiff as a bone.
    Apparently their was a minimal chance of the issue to be removed and little chance of survival.

    I think she knew what was coming, suggesting her reasons for killing her kits.

    RIP Vinny.


    p.s. Good news, our older, black doe has given birth to 6 kits, looking healthy!

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    I'm sorry to hear about your other bunny, poor thing

    I'm guessing Your a breeder if your happy about more babies being born? I'm sorry but in my eyes that's not good news, there are hundreds of rabbits in rescues from rabbits being over breed and people not looking after them properly. Also if you have lots of bunnies, are they housed in appropriate housing meeting the rwaf guidelines of 6ft x 6ft x 2ft hutch with 24/7 access to a run?
    Rest in peace my beautiful fur babies - Tango, Whiskey, Harvey & Honey **Forever in my heart**

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    Surely as the owner you are legally responsible for veterinary treatment, I don't know if your are aware but not taking an ill animal to a vets can be a criminal offence.
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/co...ng-after-pets/

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas1 View Post
    We did, We were given some medication for her which she took no problem. This morning we let her out to run around and stretch her legs, by dinnertime, she was stiff as a bone.
    Apparently their was a minimal chance of the issue to be removed and little chance of survival.

    I think she knew what was coming, suggesting her reasons for killing her kits.

    RIP Vinny.


    p.s. Good news, our older, black doe has given birth to 6 kits, looking healthy!

    How very sad for Vinny and her kits

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas1 View Post
    We did, We were given some medication for her which she took no problem. This morning we let her out to run around and stretch her legs, by dinnertime, she was stiff as a bone.
    Apparently their was a minimal chance of the issue to be removed and little chance of survival.

    I think she knew what was coming, suggesting her reasons for killing her kits.

    RIP Vinny.


    p.s. Good news, our older, black doe has given birth to 6 kits, looking healthy!
    So all the Kits perished in the end too ?

    How very sad that Vinny suffered so much

    I hope that your remaining Rabbits will be OK.

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    How awful that she's gone, and her kits. Sorry for their loss. I would be concerned by the vets letting her come home personally if they said there was minimal chance of survival, I would've thought most vets would keep her in to increase her chances as it sounds like more than medication at home may have been needed. Unless of course the vet was confident she would be comfortable at home, and sadly she just didn't make it. I would just be aware of how rabbit savvy the vets are incase you need them in the future.

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    Since you had a second bunny who also had kits, you may have been able to foster the first litter to the second doe as long as the babies are approximately the same size.
    Also, the babies may have died if you did not give the mother a nest box where mother would make her nest and babies would be protected from the elements and snuggled together. A nest box also makes it harder for a mom to accidentally stomp on her babies.

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