|the last 2 of Maya's litter|
I took this picture on Monday evening and said goodbye to the last two rabbit babies from Maya's litter. Over the course of 24 hours, from Sunday evening when the first rabbit had died I was down to two rabbits by Monday evening. I could see since Saturday evening that they appeared less lively and it was heartbreaking to see them pass away one after the other. All the sleepless nights that I put in over the last week and they didn't make it. But that is live on a homestead. By Monday night those two were the only once left, they kept hanging in there but were hardly responding to the milk I tried to give them. I knew that they would not make it through the night and so I gave them a last cuddle and said good bye...
On a positive note, Beauty gave birth to a litter of 10 rabbits on Saturday morning. One of them passed away straight away and a second was dead on Sunday morning. Beauty had moved both outside the nest and she appears to be feeding the other 8. The babies are tiny and I am praying that the majority of them will make it. This morning they are 5 days old and so far everything looks ok, the critical part about not feeding them at all has passed, so now I just hope she has enough milk to bring them all through.