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Meet the Babies

December 30, 2006

Winston and Chloe have had babies. We have 6 young ‘uns. Very very cute. Chloe did not feed them well at first. They started getting wrinkly. I supplemented them by feeding with goat’s milk and Pedialyte. Once I had them a little more hydrated, I took the nest box out and held Chloe down in it while the babies nursed. I think that did the trick. She didn’t have milk at first, but I think the nursing babies stimulated it to let down. The next time I forceably made her nurse, she had plenty of milk. That was 4 days ago. Even though I’ve never seen her nurse, the babies continue to be fat and are growing amazingly fast. They say it’s not abnormal to never see a doe nurse her babies, as she, in the wild, would want to keep predators far away from her nest.

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From → Raise

One Comment
  1. Coming over from Craftster Spinning!

    OMG those babies are adorable! How do you take care of the bunnies? Are they in cages? I am SERIOUSLY considering getting a bunny for fiber and love, but worry about it around our dog…so just curious. Love the pics though they melt your heart.

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