how to take care of rabbits.

May 30, 2010 11:24am CST
there would be times when my doe would give birth to kittens. but at most times, especially when they're sent out and separated from each other,most of them die soon. i don't exactly know what's wrong. please help.
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@ellie333 (21029)
30 May 10
Hi Pepperjam, How soon are the babies separated from the mother as they should stay in the nest and even when they venture out not leave the mother until at least eight weeks of age so perhaps they are being separated too soon, even after they are weaned and eating and drinking on their own they still need mum until that eight weeks, hopefully you will be more successful with another litter, but also do not allow her to have any more without at least a 2 month if not longer break and the babies take a lot out of the mum. Hope this helps a bit. Huggles. Ellie :D
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
thanks! :) i don't separate them that soon, though. i think i'm even going over that 8 weeks time frame.
• Indonesia
10 Jun 10
if you have baby rabbit, don't touch them, they mum will refused and even kill her baby, because they mum smell human odor in her baby.