Friday, August 26, 2011
A surprise from the rabbits!
I emailed Wendie, & she'd had the same unpleasant surprise, except her chickens had partly eaten the dead babies before they found them. Ew! Apparently, unbeknownst to Wendie, her son had bred the rabbits. She was very apologetic. "Well", I thought, "lets try to be tough about this". My kind son was very stoic about it! He got some disposable gloves on, a plastic grocery sack, & got all the dead bunnies of the nesting box for me & threw them away. What a trooper! It gave me hope that we could do this, between he & I!
I also realized that they were old enough to mate, & I needed to get them out of the same cage. I tried various "dividers" in their cage, while I was trying to find a good deal on a hutch. But nothing worked. The wood they nibbled off the top until there was a big enough space to jump over. I tried wire on a frame, & they pushed & pushed on that until it came loose. Finally, I found a hutch I could afford (someone sold me a really good one for $30, & gave me one that needed some repairs for free!), & moved the boy out. But by then she was expecting again! Too late for us to have bunnies for Easter, but still expecting!