URGENT!Please Help Me w/ My Doe (Rabbit)!

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by goatnutty, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I have a rabbit that's due on New Years day.She is a lot friendlier than she was previously but she has suddenly QUIT EATING!She scaring me and this is the fiirst time she's been bred since I got her.Could any help me out :? ?
     
  2. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I forgot to mention she isn't pulling fur.She is a purebred New Zealand.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
  4. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Thanks,Stacy.I signed up I just hope they activate the account soon.
     
  5. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I posted it there I hope I get some responses soon I don't know how much longer she's going to last.
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I wish I knew how to help you. I can ask my mom because we use to breed rabbits when I was really young.

    Oh wait I remember another forum

    try http://www.homesteadingtoday.com I do believe they have a rabbit section. It is a pretty active forum so maybe it will be more helpful to you.
     
  7. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Thanks again Stacy.I'm worried all they say is to take her to the vet but none are open.I need info for now not then I'm trying the vet but there is nothing i can do until Mon. She is not drinking much but she hasn't stopped so that is good.
     
  8. Bianca

    Bianca New Member

    67
    Oct 24, 2007
    Hi, I'm by no means an expert, but one time one of my rabbits stopped eating it was an intestinal problem. Give her some hay if she doesn't have some already. That should help if she will eat. You could try to feed her in several different areas to try to interest her. Also, taking her to a different area than normal to exercise could get her moving and help her feel better. These of course are just things you could try until you can get a vet. This is also assuming it has nothing to do with the pregnancy. I hope she feels better soon!
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
  10. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Thanks Stacy.It has helped ease my nerves a little.She has hay and a box.I thinkshe may just be preparing to have babies.I just expected her to pull fur.
     
  11. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Sara, Now it has been YEARS since I raised rabbits. We use to raise over 600 at a time. If I remember right, they will stop eating before they deliver, and they SHOULD pull their hair out. That means she is getting her nesting box ready. That means be ready to have babies very soon.
     
  12. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    she isn't pulling fur Sara is saying so that concerns her that she maynot be ready just yet.

    From what I remember some of our girls would pull fur like a week ahead of time and other just as they were delivering.
     
  13. cornishwlr

    cornishwlr Guest

    74
    Oct 18, 2007
    Some rabbits do not pull hair until the kits are born. Try a little uncooked oatmeal. Some rabbits will not be interested in food just before having kits. If you have this on hand we use to feed to our rabbits steamed rolled oats with wheatgerm oil and molasses. just a few drops of wheatgerm oil and enough molasses to barley coat oatmeal or steamed rolled oats.
     
  14. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    She had three babies last night.She pulled all her fur late yesterday.All thebabies froze to death they had a box with straw but I guess it was just to cold.
     
  15. trob1

    trob1 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Middle TN
    Sorry that happened. Rabbits in the wild only breed in the spring for this very reason. When rabbits are put together they will breed and the doe has no say in the matter. I had two rabbits in with my goats a while back and they were together male and female in a 100 foot by 100 foot pen with full run and they never mated till spring. They were together from summer as babies till the next spring and the female avoided the male till spring. She dug a burrow under the shed and I didnt see the babies till they were a few weeks old and they came out of the burrow to eat grass. Keep your doe separate from the buck till spring then put them together and the babies will have a much better chance of survival.
     
  16. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Yes,my dad did this while I was gone one day and by the time I got back it was done & I had no say in the matter.
     
  17. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Sara, I am really sorry about that loss. We never bred in the winter unless they were going to deliver in the heated garage for that very reason. As little as they are and no hair when they are born, it doesn't take but a few seconds for them to freeze.
    So sorry about your loss.
     
  18. sungoats

    sungoats New Member

    167
    Oct 6, 2007
    Jackson NJ
    Oh, Sara! I'm so sorry. :cry:
     
  19. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh Sara I am so sorry to hear this!! I hope that with furture breedings you personaly are able to make the decisions.

    I hate it when any animal has to die and I am sure you do as well, ((((hugs)))) to you
     
  20. cornishwlr

    cornishwlr Guest

    74
    Oct 18, 2007
    Sorry to hear that. We usually wired a heating pad outside of the pen under the nest box put it on when does where due then turned it off a week after kits where born.