Wednesday, August 22, 2012

And Then There Were Four...

Our little Peanut didn't make it.  We tried giving him extra feeding "support", but he couldn't manage it.  From what I've read, "peanuts" got a double hit of the dwarf gene and are underdeveloped - probably internally as well as externally - and don't survive past three days.

You can see the loose, wrinkly skin that indicates he's not eating enough (or able to eat at all?)

He really tried, though.

Of the four remaining, one is considerably smaller than the others, though appears normal - probably a runt, but not a peanut.  We're keeping our eye on "him".  Can't tell male from female, so they're all "him" to me ;D

They're starting to grow fur already and are really cute!  I'll try to get more pics tomorrow.


Kristenkj said...

Wow! This is so exciting! I am looking forward to seeing them grow...Ella says they are very cute and look like baby pigs.

Good luck with the babies...have you named them?

dlefler said...

Aw, poor little peanut. I hope the other, slightly runty one makes it. Breeding animals is definitely not for the faint of heart!

I love the itty bitty bunnies - I can't wait to see pictures of them with fur!