Day 30 came and went, and soon, I acknowledged that she likely missed a third time with yet another false pregnancy. But then I began to wonder if she could possibly have retained kits that she couldn't pass.
I took her to our local veterinarian who admitted that they rarely see rabbits, but two of their doctors kindly gave Envy an ultrasound (which was as much a learning experience for them as it probably was for me). They didn't see anything, but I still felt uneasy.
So today, I took Envy to the Animal & Avian Medical Center here in Ohio and met with a very nice veterinarian who seemed to know a lot about bunnies and spent about a half hour giving Envy a thorough exam (eyes, nose, mouth, rectal temperature...poor Envy!) The doc confirmed that she did not feel any retained kits and didn't see any signs of illness other than slight earwax buildup and a bit of tearing near one eye (which I can treat with eye ointment).
I left feeling relieved and happy that the visit was much less expensive than my regular veterinarian (it was under $50)
The veterinarian was also kind enough to confirm the genders of two baby bunnies that I brought with me. Eeyore (blue buck below at left) is indeed a he, and the chubby little chestnut on the right is a doe! This boosted my confidence a bit; now if I could just boost Envy's confidence and convince her to have a few babies!
Hook's Hollands is a small hobby rabbitry on our Ohio farm and is operated by me (Diane) with the help of my family. We have a small herd of Holland Lop rabbits and focus on raising colorful bunnies with the best type and temperament possible.
This blog serves to spotlight various bunny care topics and share a bit about my experiences raising bunnies.