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In reply to your previous answer, She never goes near them I'm always in the room so she hasn't fed them she just sleeps near them, and their stomach looks a bit wrinkly and skinny types they have got fur now so it's hard to notice. But they don't have a round belly for sure

Hi Nikita

They do often feed at night or in the very early morning also. Just as wild rabbits would.

There are various methods to get them to feed, one stressful one includes physically holding the mum and holding the kit on her nipple. But this is stressful for mum and baby and could result in her lashing out with her back feet.

You can talk to your vet about bottle feeding, most try using kitten milk, but no bottled milks truly replace rabbit milk. It is tricky!



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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue. If your rabbit is in distress, has any blood, isn't moving, has breathing issues or isn't eating, my answer will be, go to the vet!


I have two 10 year old rescue rabbits and have volunteered in rabbit rescue.

I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and have volunteered for a rabbit rescue.

I have no formal education on this subject, however read everything I can to keep up to date with current welfare standards and health problems. Both my rabbits have sensitive guts and constantly keep me on my toes.

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