Monday, 11 January 2010

The Weekend Was Full Of Surprises

We bunny sat our sons girlfriends bunny whilst they went away over Christmas to Queensland. They arrived home last Wednesday and Friday I got quite worried about Flipsy (rabbit). She had started pulling tufts of fur out and making a bed with it.

After consulting a few people we came to the conclusion that she was moulting. What we woke up to Sunday morning was such a shock.

Firstly we saw this tiny still body, wrapped in fur, in her litter tray. Then the worst - a head. Ewwwwwwwww!

We searched frantically through her make shift nest and found 3 more alive. Joy! Now she has a lovely cozy homemade nest from a shoe box.They are just adorable. The Father?? We can only think that it is a wild rabbit that mated with her when she was running around in the garden.

Fingers crossed, these little ones survive. Only problem is now we keep finding them on the bottom level of the hutch which means they have rolled down themselves. None of them have their eyes open yet so they may have been searching for Mum by smell.


Lou said...

Oh that is so lovely. Stressful I'm sure but so cute!

BonTons said...

Such a lovely surprise for you

Contrariwise said...

Wow, what an amazing discovery! I hope the poor little darlings will thrive and do well.

Erin Napier said...

Wow, how incredible! Hope they all are healthy and make it through :)

Cloud said...

Soooo cute! We can have rabbits in Queensland :(

They are adorable - can't wait until they get their fur & you post more pics.