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    Thanks for this update. I have been thinking of you. 5 weeks was very soon but hopefully she will recover well both emotionally and physically. May I wish you and yours a very happy and healthy New Year. xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison67 View Post
    Hi again. Hope everyone had a nice Christmas. Just thought I would post an update. Baby buns are doing great, nearly 5 weeks old now and sooo cute. Mum and dad have both been spayed and doing well. We have decided to keep two and family friends are having the other two, so we’ll still be able to see them, works well. Best wishes for the new year.

    Thank you for posting Alison - that's lovely

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    Hi all. A few questions please. The vet said mum bunny is healing up great after her op and we were able to reintroduce mum and dad to each other yesterday and they got on great again thankfully. After just a couple of minutes they were licking each other and have had time together again today, sitting together and grooming each other. They have rekindled their relationship, so lovely to see 😍 The babies are now 5 and a half weeks and mum is splitting her time between being with dad and the babies. Are we correct in presuming dad can’t be introduced to them yet, that they should be bigger? Also, should mum still be with the babies at night or can she be with dad sometimes overnight so that he isn’t on his own. I have heard that mum should be able to have time away from the babies but surely they still need her guidance most of the time. The babies are also doing their best now to get into the garden when we transfer them from the hutch into the kitchen for some exercise. Are they okay in the garden, obviously under strict supervision.

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    It sounds like Dad would be fine being introduced to the babies - you will only know once you try it. I am so pleased Mum and Dad are getting on,that is really great news. As far as letting babies run round the garden, the problem is they know no danger at times and can roam off. If it were me I wouldn't let them and you have a very big garden so lots more places to find gaps etc. When you bring them into the kitchen is it much warmer than outside, as the difference in temperature could upset their respiratory system. The babies really need Mum more than Dad does just yet so she should stay with them for a couple more weeks, of course if Dad behaves when he is with them then they can all be together.

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    Thank you for replying so quickly Tonibun. That’s fine, we’ll keep mum with the babies at night and might just pluck up the courage to introduce dad tomorrow. Our kitchen is quite cool and I don’t have them inside while cooking, too risky underfoot. We have a smaller patio area in the garden that has a high fence either side and lower wall to the grass, we thought we could confirm them to the patio. Perhaps that would work, we’ll see, won’t take any chances though.

    Thanks again for your advice. Much appreciated. 👍😃

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    Just wanted to post dad was absolutely fantastic yesterday. After a very short time he was licking the babies and was quite happy letting the little rascals jump all over him when he was trying to take a break. Suppose it helps that all along he has been able to see and be nose to nose with them in their hutch. Have also decided we won’t let the babies out into the garden until they are bigger, want to play it safe. They are a lovely, happy family

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    Isn't that wonderful! You have got 2 very lovely bunnies and babies of course. Thank you for letting us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison67 View Post
    Just wanted to post dad was absolutely fantastic yesterday. After a very short time he was licking the babies and was quite happy letting the little rascals jump all over him when he was trying to take a break. Suppose it helps that all along he has been able to see and be nose to nose with them in their hutch. Have also decided we won’t let the babies out into the garden until they are bigger, want to play it safe. They are a lovely, happy family

    What a beautiful update, thanks so much
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