I adopted two male rabbits from a friend of mine. (Her children were over them). I have had them all winter (In Wyoming) and they have been great. 3 weeks ago I found a baby bunny in the bottom of the cage. SURPRISE! We have a female. I sexed them when I brought them home but it's been bout 15 yrs since I have raised rabbits for 4-H and they looked like males to me. Ha ha.
Anyway she had 6 live ones in there. And about 15 dead ones that had been there a while. (The box that is built into the cage is hard to clean unless you take off the wall). So thinking they are both males I had no thought to take the hutch apart in the winter looking for babies.
Well I cleaned out the cage, separated the parents and all bunnies were doing ok. Then 3 days later one died. I chalked it up to her 1st litter that has survived and she's getting used to being a mom. Then another kit. I have lost 5 out of the 6. Last night at 10 pm I had 2 (seemingly healthy) hopping round, eyes open, just 2 days short of 3 weeks old bunnies. This morn when I peeked at them the biggest one was dead. (I have checked them about 3-4 times a day just because I have lost so many)
Now down to one I'm at a loss on what is happening. She is eating and drinking great. The kit seems healthy. It hops around and away from me. Ha ha.
Any ideas or suggestions?