Thursday, August 20, 2009

More Rabbits on the Farm

Our rabbit has had more babies!

Here is momma keeping guard over the brood.

At least 3 of the babies are dark like their pappa. Its tough to see them very well with all the fur and hay in the nest.

I tried to get closer to them for a photo, but momma was protective - she barked, charged, and tried to bite my hand! It was more like a headbutt - didn't actually use teeth on me.

I took the message and backed off.

Here is one of the little ones that squirmed away from the nest. 3 of the babies moved out a ways from the nest, so we were able to get a look at them. At least 3 are dark, and we think another white one in there.

It was a hot day, and they all seemed to be doing ok on their own. We did move them back in with momma at dark.

Did you know rabbits have 2 sets of reproductive organs? We didn't, but are expecting a 2nd batch of babies soon... we'll see!