Early on Saturday morning (8/27), Beatrix began to deliver bunnies. This first litter was not successful; out of 5 births, she killed two of them and then did not care for the remaining three. Her lack of motherhood instincts sent me to the web to see what might have gone wrong and how I may help her next time. In a few months, she will get one more shot at a litter; my thought was that she may have been two young (5 months); 6 months for the bigger rabbits is the norm and the Dutch breed is a bit smaller. We'll try one more time when she is 7 months. If that litter is a failure, then she'll go to a new home as a pet or to freezer camp.
Fall temps and feel seem to be in the air and it would appear to be a good time for lettuce and swiss chard; temps are good, lack of water is not. *sighs* These'll go into the ground within the next few days. Today I had one mid-day client so had the morning to clean and this afternoon I am thinking of dinner and what to do next... Well, talk to you was top on the list.
Since the mini-rex (our velveteen rabbit) really needs to go to a home, I used Ebay classifieds to create this ad - what do you think?
Minirex Flyer 8.29.11