Day Ten Baby Bunnies

They are all there and they are ten days old.  Most likely they will all survive at this point.  Baby bunnies are very delicate and we lose them to being stepped on by the mum bun, being eaten by rats or ants, getting out of the nest or even off by themselves at the other side of the nest and getting chilled and dying, etc. etc.  However, at ten days old, they’re becoming much less delicate.  They still rely on mum bun for all of their sustenance at this point.   Given another week, if they should lose mum, they’d have a chance of surviving but at this time they rely almost entirely on mum.

bunnies in a nest with the white one's nose pointing up
Ten days old English angora baby bunnies

They’re getting better at moving themselves around and they mostly sleep upright now.  They almost have their eyes starting to open, but they aren’t quite open yet.  They have little itty bitty teeth although I think they have them almost from birth.

It was a rainy day today so we didn’t get out to visit with the bunnies much.  Hopefully tomorrow we will get more pictures and visit with the little ones some more.   The babies get picked up and scritched behind the ears, a little belly rub, etc.  Being handled now keeps them pretty mellow as adults since they’re used to humans from the very beginning.

We did figure out how to get a countdown calendar for the upcoming litters added to the bottom of the webpage.  Now instead of having to count on the calendar, we can just look at the bottom of the page.  The Google page had a calendar that would keep counting past the event, but I think this one will just go to the event and then stop.  Having one that keeps counting past the time makes it easy to see how old the babies are, maybe one like that will show up at some point.  I’m still learning how to manage the website.