Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's Like Bunny Christmas!

So I'm sure you all remember my bunnies Jasper and Alice, and how Jasper tried to kill her babies... succeeded killing one of them while we rescued the other two.

Well since then I've tried to breed her to Alice three times. None of which resulted in a pregnancy. Since Jasper and Alice are such good buddies, I decided to just let them live in sin together. I knew if we ever saw her plucking her fur, we'd know she's about to have babies and we'd remove Alice from the cage.  You know where I'm going with this, right?

Well, much to our surprise, yesterday morning we saw that her cage was full of hair she had plucked from her belly.  Instead of just removing Alice, we decided to bring Jasper inside to have her babies. I collected her hair and put it inside a nesting box in an inside cage for her. 

Thus began "Baby Bunny Watch 2010". 

Here she was right after we brought her inside. Look at that HUUUGE belly.

Here I am playing with my new Hipstimatic camera app on my iPhone.

More playing around with Hipstimatic. 

Then around 6pm she started laying in her nest!

Netherland Dwarf Bunnies have between 1 and 4 babies per litter. I was hoping for more than two. Haven was hoping for four. 

Ladies and gentle viewers... Jasper had... drumroll please... SIX FREAKIN' BUNNIES!!!  Back in high school I used to breed dwarf bunnies. I had several bunnies I bred repeatedly.  I have never had a dwarf bunny have more than four babies. This is bunny crazysauce!


Three white ones and three gray ones. I was going to refer to them as half & half but Marshall says I shouldn't judge them by color. 


Here they are in action:


Anyway, so far so good. She actually gave birth to them in the nest and when she was done cleaning herself, she plucked more hair and covered up the babies. #goodbunnymama

So today was a day full of surprises. The kids are over the moon in excitement. And I can't wait until there are six baby bunnies running around. Cuteness 'splosion guaranteed.

3 comments:

  1. Too cute! Congrats to Jasper, she'll have her paws full!

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  2. JellyBeanRainbow says:

    I'm so excited to see you have bunnies again. Keep us updated with more photos as they grow up, please!

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