It has been a hare-raising kind of week at Hot Cross Buns. My youngest son was at Rainbow Babies and Children in downtown Cleveland for five nights with not so fun bacterial pneumonia. He was finally able to come home yesterday afternoon and promptly headed for the refrigerator. Yep, he's feeling better. :)
Little Tom Thumb went to his new home on Wednesday and is getting settled in nicely.
We have started April's Nest Box Watch on a sad note. Mango had two stillborn kits yesterday. I am watching Marilla like a hawk. She has not shown much interest in nest building, but did putter a little bit in her nest box and pulled a bit of fur, She has been acting pregnant, but I'm beginning to wonder if she is having a false pregnancy.
Tootsie and Plum Bun are both due today/tomorrow. Plummy is waddling around, although she can still manage to take tremendous leaps into and out of her cage. Tootsie has begun growling at me when I try to clean her cage, so that's actually an optimistic sign, as she doesn't look like she has gained much baby weight.
We have been giving supplemental feedings to Apple Jane's little broken chinchilla baby. He/she was stuck at 24 grams for 2 weeks, but feedings of goat's milk mixed with a bit of heavy whipping cream, a couple mashed up cecotropes, and some probiotic enzymes seem to be helping. Pretzel is now up to 28 grams after only a few days. He/she will be remaining with us until we determine quality and gender. I have fallen big-time for that little nibblet. :)
Here's an updated Babette video for her new family. They are hoping to come for her soon. :)
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.