Earlier this month, Mr. Pikko’s efforts with his new batch of rabbits from the mainland finally began to pay off, with much larger litters than what he’d been getting with the line he got locally. It’s taken months to get to this point, but two bunnies had litters of 8 and one had a litter of 6. The bunnies from the old line sadly had litters of 1 and 2, so there’s really no question now that they’re just bad stock.
Anyway, 16 of them were born on October 10, so today they’re just about 2 1/2 weeks old and he had to weigh them and remove the nest box, so I had the chance to take a ton of photos. If you want to view this set as a gallery, go here.
The bunnies prefer to be supported by their butts, so I hold them like this with their feet up high.
Another picture of the same pose, with slightly different expression. Both too cute!
You wouldn’t believe how soft they are at this age, it’s crazy!
These are waiting to be weighed.
Karate chop bunny! Hi-yah!
Deadly bunny chop.
I love when they have their eyes open!
Again, waiting to be weighed. Mr. Pikko transfers them to a plastic tub, then weighs each one and then they got to go back into the cage with a cute bed of straw and alfalfa.
Next week they’ll look particularly cute because their ears will be longer. Right now it kind of looks like a guinea pig.
This is actually a photo of a more recent litter. They are hairless and kind of look like little rats.
This is Stevie’s litter still in their nesting box.
Another karate shot. This bunny’s feisty!
Here’s Buddy holding one on his lap. We have to try to get them used to being handled.
Some of them started eating the bed, which was adorable!
I’m apparently a boring bunny handler, as it fell asleep.
“I’m innocent, I swear!”
It’s a bunny holdup!