So, let’s see… it’s been 43 days since we bred our rabbit, well over the 28-32 day gestation period. Any sign of baby bunnies hopping around?
Any chance she still might surprise us?
Nope. I don’t think so.
Yeah, it’s a little disappointing.
But oh well, it was worth a shot! I thought for sure she was going to have bunnies about a week ago. I found that she’d been pulling fur out, which is a sign that she is starting to prepare a nest. And she’s gotten bigger, that’s for sure. Though we have been feeding her like a queen with old produce from a local market and fresh greens from around the home.
But the days have gone by, and still no little furballs. I had a nightmare the other night that I went out and found that she’d had babies, but they’d all frozen in the night and were dead. I ran out the next morning to make sure everything was still okay. But no sign of any changes. I’ve finally decided that she just wasn’t pregnant after all.
Guess we’ll have to try again in Spring. I think her boyfriend was just past his prime. Poor dear Hopper passed away the other night. We all knew it was just a matter of time.
We really hoped to give our friends a new baby bunny to replace its sweet daddy, but I’m afraid it just didn’t work out like that. Hopefully we’ll find her a new mate.
Oh well, if at first you don’t succeed…
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.