Charlotte and Gladys are being quirky mamas-to-be. Neither has really built a nest in her nest box. Charlotte keeps flinging her straw and hay all over her flat-bottomed cage. I keep dutifully cleaning it all up and she flings it out again like it's confetti. Silly bun.
Gladys is looking very serious and quiet much of the time. This will be her first litter, so she may or may not be successful in having healthy, living kits. She put her fleece blanket in her nest box, but that's about all the effort she put into nesting.
They were both officially due yesterday, so after waiting most of the day for any sign of progress, we went ahead and gave them some fresh kale to munch. Kale is supposed to be helpful in starting bunny labor, so we are praying for live bunnies by morning.
In the meantime, a storm in brewing in our little corner of the world, so perhaps they are waiting to be blizzard babies. :)
Amy is the Big Bunny at the Hot Cross Buns Holland Lop Rabbitry. She manages the furry bunnies as well as her own brood of five kits, with the help of her incredibly patient husband of nineteen years. Hot Cross Hoppenings will be a journal of our adventures in Holland Lop life.