Thirty days ago, we bred our two does, Squeak and Pearl. We finally realized that Thumper, while a perfectly capable buck, was a little too much of a gentleman to get his job done. His son Pinto, however, was perfectly capable and also very assertive.
So Pearl and Squeak were both bred to Pinto. Rabbits have a gestation period of about 30 days. I believe Pearl delivered her previous litter at 31 days (nearly a year ago).
I checked the nest boxes this morning, and there were no baby bunnies out there yet. However, when Pearl flopped down to rest, I noticed that her belly seemed to be bulging quite a bit. Also, Squeak, who normally has this slender, jackrabbit-like figure, wasn’t looking so slender.
I think! I hope!!!!!
So it looks like — just maybe — the heat sterility is over, and we should have baby bunnies in another day or two! It’s kinda hard to have rabbit meat when you aren’t getting any rabbits.