We made a return trip to the vet today with Hot Pocket's body and little Thimble for a check up. We were able to see Dr. Krupka, our regular bunny vet, and he is just as baffled by Babette's kits' sudden deaths as the rest of us are. He did advise us to retire Babette from breeding and to find her a pet home, which we had been planning to do anyway.
Babette is, by all accounts, a very healthy rabbit, a bit slow to warm up to people, but she has a heart of gold once she comes out of her shell. Based on her temperament, I would prefer her to be an only bunny in her new home, because she can be a bit bossy. Spaying is a must with this little girl, as she can get moody when she wants to be bred. If you think Babette would brighten your heart and home, please let me know! We will be officially listing her after April 1st. She is currently grieving the loss of her babies and is not herself right now. Hopefully a couple more weeks to adjust will help her heart to heal.
On the bright side, little Thimble was given a clean bill of health. She has always been on the tiny side and we just wanted to make sure she would be fine in a pet home. The doctor advised us to hold on to her until she is 10-12 weeks old, just so she can grow a bit more. Thimble is lovely, playful, and gentle. She is accustomed to being handled because we have given her supplemental syringe feedings for the past three weeks. She is a fun little bundle of sweetness and joy. She takes after her Aunt Batty. :)
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.