Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Update on our bunnies

Living in Africa is not always easy, I had to do without a telephone and internet connection for 5 days!! But the line is fixed and I am glad to catch up on blogs I have missed, and keeping up with my own!

The bunnies are getting cuter and cuter, at least they start looking liking a bunny now!! So here are some pics from the last week.

Here they are 8 days, still most of the day under the mother's fur and in their nest. Don't come out yet, although 1 is trying today! The skin is still a bit pinkish and they eyes are not open yet, or maybe a bit.



8 days old, it is hard to tell that it is a bunny, could easily be a baby kitten if you see them all together in their nest. One is trying to crawl over to the mother for some milk, but has a hard time standing up.



But then it is by the mother and gets a helping of milk, while the mother waits patiently for her baby to finish.



Today they are 15 days old, and look how much they have grown in just 1 week! One is getting milk from the mother.



You can clearly see that they are bunnies, the ears have grown and they eyes are completely open. They all 5 look about the same, black and white, so cute!!
They don't stay much in their nest anymore and kind of play around a bit in the cage.




They will stay another 6 weeks in this cage, because the big hadedas birds that come to our garden would probably pick them to death if we would let them loose in the yard. Here they are safe and protected. The girls can't wait to touch and pet them, but that is still not allowed!

Well, have a wonderful week!
Mireille

6 comments:

Sharon said...

Aaawww, how cute. Is she a good mother to her little bunny bubs??

Wendy said...

So darn cute!

Nichole and Craig said...

Wow they grow so fast. I love seeing the pictures as they keep getting bigger.

Leah and Maya said...

they are so cute, I remember having baby bunnies. After living in Guatemala I know all about the electricity or no interent or no phone service even with cell phones. So easy here int he USA. So what day do the girls have to wait to hold them? I bet they are counting down.

Mireille said...

The mother is very dedicated, so precious to see! And I've read on the internet different kind of opionions about the touching, so we just keep it on the safe side and wait a bit more. Some say the mother will abandon them, some say it doesn't matter!! I don't want to take a risk, so maybe when they are 5-6 weeks old, old enough to leave the nest.

Maci Miller said...

Aw! Finally you have baby bunnies! I remember the girls talking about that back when we had lunch. So fun and exciting for them to see the babies after all that wait! So cute, too!

(Just catching up and finally looking at some blogs today). Love catching up with what you are up to!

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