Last week, three of our one-month-old bunnies died.
After the first one, I had started to write a little poem — an ode to the little gray rabbit. But then two mornings later, two more were looking really lethargic and sickly, and by that evening one of them was dead. The following morning, one looked absolutely terrible. We put it outside to tempt it with grass to eat, and gave it a nice fresh cabbage leaf and some water. It seemed to perk up, but by afternoon, it was dead as well.
We’re not sure why they died. Maybe it was too hot for them, but two of their siblings are still alive and healthy in the same weather conditions. Plus, I tried to be sure they had plenty of water and a frozen water bottle to lean against on the hotter days. I just don’t know.
So, only two of this litter are surviving.
We were thinking of breeding Tiny this month, but now we’re considering waiting a couple of months until the weather is cooler, just in case that was the culprit.