|Newborn Lionhead Rabbit Twins|
It feels like spring on the Ranch, not late fall. Every week it seems like we're blessed with new babies. My youngest daughter has a female Lionhead rabbit named Gingersnap, my oldest daughter has a male named Skittles. We've tried to put them together on several occasions, but never thought anything had happened. Earlier this week I tried to move Gingersnap out of her small indoor cage to our much larger outdoor hutch. Once the deep freeze moved in, I put Gingersnap back into the house this time in the basement. I wasn't in the mood to shell out more money for yet another heated waterer. I visited Nappy (as I like to call her) a couple times a day, making sure she had fresh food and water. Earlier this morning, I checked on her, everything seemed normal, so I went about my morning ranch chores. A few hours later I went back down to get the goats a little grain, as I peered into Nappy's cage I noticed several tufts of fur in one corner of the cage and a small amount of blood in the other. Babies, were my first thought, but I couldn't find any. Gingersnap hopped nervously around the cage. Finally two, tiny pink babies started wiggling in the pile of fluff. I grabbed the cage and made my way upstairs to show the girls the new family. We brought Nappy back up to the girls' room, where they'll be warm and safe. I covered the cage with a towel to make Gingersnap more comfortable. At last check she was busy keeping her wee ones warm. I think this is the end of births at the ranch for awhile. Whew, what a day!