Babies in the Nestbox
Welcome to the Nest box!
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 are LiveLaughLops Sparkle (Broken Chinchilla) and LiveLaughLops Tiger (Harlequin)
Sweet Sparkle has three beautiful babies! Looks like there is a blue tricolor, a chestnut, and a squirrel colored babies. They are doing great!
12/1 Update! New picture up and babies eyes are starting to open! Should be exploring and jumping out of the nestbox soon!
Elsa Mae's Litter
Parents are LiveLaughLops Elsa Mae (Broken Frosty) and LOL's Cookie (Harlequin)
Elsa Mae had a huge litter of NINE babies! Sadly one didn't make it. So far the others are all doing great! Lots of extra food for this over achieving mother!
Update 12/1- 7 Beautiful babies and each one is very different! (sadly one of the littlest didn't make it). Looks like a tort, three magpies, a frosty, broken orange/tort, and a harlequin.
Parents are LiveLaughLops Peaches (Orange) and LiveLaughLops Tiger (Harlequin)
Peaches is such a small doe and had one big beautiful little harlequin baby. She is an excellent mother and such a sweet girl.
Update 12/1- Babies are doing great! I fostered the little frosty of Elsa's so that Peaches baby wouldn't be alone.
Parents are LiveLaughLops Pebbles (Harlequin) and Heath's Adrien (Chestnut)
Pebbles had a beautiful litter of two babies. Both look great and are beautiful!