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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Animal Care.

For this BB, you will breed a rabbit and raise at least three kits!


(source: Pinterest.com)

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - breed a rabbit and raise three kits

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures or video (<2 mins):
      - caring for a rabbit
      - caring for the pregnant rabbit
      - caring for the rabbit and at least three kits
      - three kits that are all at least one week old
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Here is my submission for the Breed a Rabbit and Rise at least 3 Kits - straw - animal BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following photos:
     - caring for a rabbit (photo is during a break in a shearing session)
     - caring for the pregnant rabbit (see nest box on left - I had just put it and some straw in for her to make her kindling nest)
     - caring for the rabbit and at least three kits (nest box view - checking on the kits)
     - three kits that are all at least one week old (exactly 7 days after previous photo - 1 week old)
     - plus kits that are 1-month-old (individual shots since they are now super active)

I'm struggling to convey caring for a rabbit (at least in my mind) so here is a photo of me and Sweet Pea, my German Angora doe, before and after a shearing session.
     
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caring for a German Angora rabbit means shearing every 90 days
caring for a German Angora rabbit means shearing every 90 days
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caring for pregnant doe
caring for pregnant doe
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just kindled
just kindled
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7 day old kits
7 day old kits
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one month old
one month old - Black Magic, black kit
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one month old
one month old - Ginger kit
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one month old
one month old - Oyster, white kit
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Now that the weather is cooling off it's time for rabbit babies again
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Mike Haasl approved this submission.
Note: Great video, sorry about the delay in approving

 
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Meet donut.

Meet donuts litter.

Donuts litter had a single kit that didn't make it. It wasn't eating right.
We tried force-nursing, where you turn mom on her back and allow the kit to nurse, and bottle feeding but it just failed to thrive. :(
The rest of the kits were robust and healthy, though!
And made it to their eyes opening and then processing age. These two harlequin kits and the big fat black one are still with us, growing out as breeders. They'll be having their first litters in the next few months!

Bonus pictures, a mom nursing a litter indoors (it was -10 that week! So we brought her in for a week) and her kits getting fed pellets with rolled oats for weaning.
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Mike Haasl approved this submission.

 
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I started raising Rex rabbits last year. They are quite friendly and incredibly soft. I have only processed one so far, but this litter will be processed once they are about 16 weeks old since I want to keep their pelts.

Mom is a blue doe, her litter ended up with 5 kits that are now 6 weeks old.

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Mike Barkley approved this submission.

 
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