Baby Rabbits

New born rabbits

One of the rabbits gave birth yesterday after a pregnacy lasting 30 days.

Rabbits are born naked and with their eyes closed. The doe lines her nest with fur pulled from her belly, this helps to keep the babies warm as she only returns to them once a day so they can suckle.

Their eyes open at 10 days old and by three weeks they are starting to leave the nest and eat solid food.

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