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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, bonding questions 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.


I have two 7 year old rescue rabbits and volunteer for a well established rabbit rescue here in the UK, both physically doing cleaning out etc and I am also their events and awareness co-oordinator, helping educate the general public on proper rabbit keeping, this means I have to ensure all information I give is correct and matches current welfare standards.

I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and volunteer for a major 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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