I've been so busy with these hamsters and arranging foster transfers and taking photos and all other madness in our incredibly packed Room, that I never told the story of these rabbits. And it is a story worth telling.
freaking out about a bunch of rabbits arriving during the hamster madness.
It turns out a woman was hoarding rabbits. As her home got too full, she would throw the surplus rabbits into the backyard. Living in the wild, they naturally started breeding and forming their own little community. Finally, Rabbit Rescue and TAS did a round-up and brought the poor things inside.
a mom with two older kits.
This is Rascal (formerly known as Kittiwake, but she kept breaking out of her cage so Rascal seemed to suit her better). Rascal arrived pregnant from her life outside. She gave birth in the shelter to three kits and went to my house for foster. Sadly, due to malnutrition or stress or whatever, she couldn't nurse properly and all three kits died within two days.
Grace for foster. She astonished everyone by having 7 babies on Mother's Day.
Grace's husband is allergic to rabbits and while he was remarkably cheerful about the whole thing, as the kits grew up it got overwhelming and Pistachio's family transferred to me.
Disapproving Rabbits, anyone?
And so, the final count from this little nightmare? Five males at RR, four females at TAS North, and 3 females with 6 kits at South. A total of 18 little lives that came out of one person's mistake.
I wish people would stop making such large mistakes!