Just look at the progress! These are pictures of the little runt. She is still about 25g smaller than the biggest, but she's getting stronger!
But sadly, it hasn't all been good news. The one little girl who came on her own didn't make it, and one of the 5 also passed on. Both appear to have died due to problems with digestion. As previously mentioned, this is all too common with baby bunnies. But so far so good with the other 4! Though one is on antibiotics to promote a sterile gut as there were signs it was having digestion problems, and I may put another one on tomorrow. They are all getting bigger and stronger, and it is so cute how their ears have unfolded the last couple of days! But they are still in the danger zone. Over the next couple of weeks they will be graduating to solid food, and this can really screw up their tummies. I've started them on baby food (as you can see in above picture!), so I'm going to try to go nice & slowly and hopefully that will help their tummies stay well!
This kinda gives you an idea of how tiny they are- that monster thing on the left is my foot!
And this is one next to my bike! It is so cute, as it actually kinda hopped over to it. I think in the next couple of days I might see some hopping starting: ADORABLE! :)
This is little brother in my kitchen. I was about to feed him, when he found this piece of antler- purchased especially for he & little sister (to chew on and get nutrients)- and immediately picked it up! He has been sleeping out of the cage (it is open for them to come & go) for the last 4 nights or so. I was so worried, but he is back every morning for breakfast! Little sister spent the first few evenings without him VERY NEEDY. I was torn between ignoring her, to help train her to be wild, and sweeping her up and letting her sleep in my sweater. As it's been almost freezing here at night, I did allow her some time to get warm in my sweater, but balanced it out with ignoring her. And I think that this was successful as the last 2 nights she has been out of the cage as well! But we still have some girl time once in a while, as seen below!