Babies in the Nestbox
Welcome to the Nestbox!
This page is dedicated to all of my litters that are born. I try to post pictures regularly as the babies grow. It is truly amazing how they are born roughly the length of your pinky finger and grow to be about a pound in 8 weeks!
Baby rabbits are born hairless and with their eyes closed. They depend on the warm nest that the mother built from the fur from her belly and hay to stay warm. In two weeks their eyes will open and they will have a coating of fur over their bodies. From two weeks until about four weeks they get into the excitable wiggly stage where they want to explore and play. You have to be careful because they don't have depth perception at this stage and will run right off the edges of tables. At about five to six weeks you can really starting getting to know the babies personality and they become more interested in interacting with people. Usually around the five week old time they begin eating pellets and hay, by eight weeks old they are completely independent from mom.
Parents: LiveLaughLops Whopper and LLL's Tobey
Sweet beautiful Whopper is a mommy! After her first failed litter I was a little worried, this litter she is acting like a pro.
1. Sable Point Buck- Sold Nicole H.
2. Tort Doe-Hold Cecile
3. Blue buck- Sold Arun F. and Bree M.
Ready May 16th
Sweetie Pie's Litter
Parents: LLL's Sweetie Pie (Broken Blue) and LLL's Smokey (Blue)
This is Sweetie Pie's first successful litter! So happy that she has for the most part figured mothering out. She does seem to have a bad habit of using her nest box for a litter box, so that's a bit of a problem, but one we can work through. Looks like all blue and broken blue babies!
Broken Blue Doe- Pending Sharon
Broken Blue Buck
Broken Blue Buck- Pending Bethanie
Blue Doe- Pending Sharon
Ready May 21st
Britney Ear's Litter
Parents: LiveLaughLops Britney Ears (Broken Blue) and LiveLaughLops Sparky (Chinchilla)
This spunky little girl blessed me with three babies! For her first litter she is doing great and taking to be a mother well. It does appear that one baby might be a peanut but time will tell on that one. So very pleased with this new mom.
Black Silver Tipped Steel Buck
8 weeks old June 9th
Parents: LLL's Nia (Broken Chocolate) and LLL's Cocoa Puff (Chocolate Otter)
Nia never disappoints, she has a beautiful healthy litter of two. I am always impressed with her nest building skills, she always sneaks her nest in so it doesn't even look like one is there. She is a very neat mother!
Broken Chocolate Buck
Chocolate Buck- NFS
8 weeks old June 9th
Parents: LLL's Katrina (Blue Harlequin) and LLL's Smokey (Blue)
Its been a long time coming for Katrina to have a sucessful litter. She has had multiple attempts that haven't been good, so I am so excited that she has figured out how to be a mom now! Two beautiful little babies.
Blue and Harlequin
*Picture by Jinx
8 weeks old June 12th
Parents: Live,Laugh,Lops Princess (Blue Tort) and LLL's Smokey (Blue)
New mommy Princess made the students who have her as a project bunny so happy! She waited to give birth until their class so they were able to observe. So excited for these three little nuggets.