Of course, the rabbits are enthusiastic (and - frankly - kind of comical) about the breeding, but there was no way to be sure they were successful until just recently. Not only did Polly appear quite a bit larger than Podger, she began pulling fur and nesting. Before Wyatt and Tate went off to encampment I instructed them to build a nest box, which they began, until we noticed a high-quality, prestigious dish tub just the right size and decided to simplify ;D
And... ta daaa!
Tate was thrilled to discover babies this morning!
Four, wriggling, wiggling, warm, cute (in a baby hippo sort of way) babies.
Tate found one rather large one that was cold. He warmed it for quite awhile, but no movement. I wonder if, being kind of large, it took too long to be born? Or maybe she had it first and didn't warm it? We'll never know, but one didn't make it.
And we have one probable "peanut", that may not live. Breeding animals is not for the faint of heart.
But hurray for four apparently healthy babies!