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Doe got loose with Buck this morning!

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Hugh_Continental, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Hugh_Continental

    Hugh_Continental PetForums Newbie

    Oct 20, 2019
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    So I have 3 Giant Continental rabbits, 1 boy and 2 girls. I keep the does separate but next to the buck, however one of the does managed to get into the bucks run for potentially up to half a morning and so now I’m worried the doe could be pregnant. I know it doesn’t mean she definitely is but I’m now stressed as I don’t have a clue what the best thing to do is! They are outdoor rabbits and so my main concern is if she is to have kits in around a months time then would they survive the cold outside now it’s getting colder? What would be the best thing to do? As I worry about bringing the doe inside as I know the temperature change with a winter coat can be dangerous for her. Also if she does display nesting behaviour then should I separate her from her sister or would that cause more stress as they are bonded? Any advice is appreciated as I’m just a bunny owner not a bunny breeder! Safe to say both runs have been escape proofed for future circumstances. Many thanks in advance!
  2. bunnygeek

    bunnygeek PetForums Senior

    Jul 24, 2018
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    Is an emergency spay out of the question?

    and a neuter for the buck while you’re there?

    It would be safe to assume she is pregnant if she’s over 5 months old. Breeding in the winter isn’t ideal and yes you probably would need to separate her from the other female as hormones may cause fights as a pregnancy progresses. It’s not set in stone though and entirely varies from one rabbit to another.
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