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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:40 pm

So, trying raising a new type of rabbit, called Silver fox. Wonderfully soft, fast growing, etc...

Last night, 9 babies, three days old. This morning, three alive, despite a heated barn. By noon, two. Went to look at a project, got home by 3pm, one remains. I think mom is not attending. It is her first litter, and those tend to have a high mortality rate. So, I milked a goat into an eye dropper, and brought this last scrapper in....

We'll see.............

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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:51 pm

That's one tough Kit! cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:01 pm

I hope it makes it
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:30 am

cute rabbit. Hopefully you can save it.

We have a small Dutch for a pet, and you'd think she was the family dog. She opens and closes her own cage, sits by our feet at night while we're watching tv, and is generally all around the best family pet we have ever had. albino
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:41 pm

Yaaaaah..............

Well, this changes things up a bit. With the intention of raising them for meat and pelts, 9 kits born, with a mortality rate of maybe 20%, you don't name them or cuddle. Raise them up, and in three months they're in the freezer. I don't get attached. "Nothing personal, just business."


But now.............

(sigh)

The last thing I need is another pet. I can see it now, going to town with my dog and a bunny in the cab. What a sight.......

At least if the rabbit poops, the dog will eat it up like hotcakes. The poop, that is..........

Yah, I know, kinda gross.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:00 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
I don't get attached. "Nothing personal, just business."

Ah, but the picture says otherwise. Sure looks like cuddle time to me. Razz Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:39 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Ozark Wizard wrote:
I don't get attached. "Nothing personal, just business."

Ah, but the picture says otherwise. Sure looks like cuddle time to me. Razz Wink

Right?

Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a rabbit nursery.........

Or am I?
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:47 pm

the damn girl I got from u did the same thing like 20 times I finaly had her in stew
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:30 pm

Probably because you stacked them on top of each other so they pooped on each other, are you sure it was twenty times?
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:47 pm

Cute little thing there. We have a gerbil named Gerry here, and a dog named tater. I don't think dogs and rabbits get along though, do they?
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:50 pm

Jevverrett wrote:
Cute little thing there. We have a gerbil named Gerry here, and a dog named tater. I don't think dogs and rabbits get along though, do they?

I have no idea how they would do together. As it is, three dogs, a cat and now a bunny, the cat runs the household. So far, so good...........
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:02 pm

that was her not me but ur right she did stack them like that and idk
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:03 pm

I know s never had a baby live out of every breeding weird huh
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:07 pm

arkansaspiper wrote:
that was her not me but ur right she did stack them like that and idk

Your mom stacked them like that?

I would have thought she knew better. Hmmm.......
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:09 pm

Feeding time. Got the eye dropper warming........

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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:10 pm

ya she did but the two we did not kill r still with us in the two big cages in spring I might try a breeding I saved the good mother
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:11 pm

that pic reminds me of when i had to bottle raise a goat that the mom rejected I named her bump can any one figure out why
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PostSubject: Re: Saving the Silver Fox kit    Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:11 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Jevverrett wrote:
Cute little thing there. We have a gerbil named Gerry here, and a dog named tater. I don't think dogs and rabbits get along though, do they?

I have no idea how they would do together. As it is, three dogs, a cat and now a bunny, the cat runs the household. So far, so good...........

Oh man, my mother had a big tuxedo tom cat that was a rescue cat when I was younger. It used to bring home all kinds of critters, rabbits included. I'd be keeping an eye on the kitty lol
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