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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > How to prevent a doe from developing a dewlap?
Last Post by jerseygirl at 9/12/2017 8:28 PM (23 Replies)
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User is Offline hey whats up?
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11/22/2012 10:22 AM
Yeah, I kno what they are now. My female had a little one

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11/23/2012 4:44 PM
I know what a dewlap is now!

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9/12/2017 2:35 PM
Posted By Roberta on 11/14/2012 5:34 AM
My sweet Pepper has a dewlap, no doubt from her two oops litters. Dewlaps apparently appear in doe's to give them an extra place to pull fur from to line the nest though that was not an issue as daddy Piglet is a french angora and was subjected to "run by pluckings" to line the nest. Pepper still has her dewlap even though there will NEVER be any more babies but she uses it to her advantage. Mostly it is not overly visible until she wants to be Disapproving. Then it gets plumped out to highlight the Disapproval.

Um, as old as this is, I absolutely had to comment on it. How do you have TWO "oops litters"? The first one should have done the trick, yes? It told you that you had a male and female, and getting her fixed would have eliminated this problem. 

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Posted By jlott on 9/12/2017 5:35 PM
Posted By Roberta on 11/14/2012 5:34 AM
My sweet Pepper has a dewlap, no doubt from her two oops litters. Dewlaps apparently appear in doe's to give them an extra place to pull fur from to line the nest though that was not an issue as daddy Piglet is a french angora and was subjected to "run by pluckings" to line the nest. Pepper still has her dewlap even though there will NEVER be any more babies but she uses it to her advantage. Mostly it is not overly visible until she wants to be Disapproving. Then it gets plumped out to highlight the Disapproval.

Um, as old as this is, I absolutely had to comment on it. How do you have TWO "oops litters"? The first one should have done the trick, yes? It told you that you had a male and female, and getting her fixed would have eliminated this problem. 

Hi jlott

Two back-to-back litters is not uncommon with rabbits.  The buck can impregnant the doe literally right after she has given birth, and they do! The Does are actually more receptive for a few hours after birthing kits also.  So by the time an owner has discovered a litter & realised they have opposite sex rabbits, the Doe could already be pregnant a 2nd time without the owner being aware.

She's just given birth and feeding kits so a spay at that time would be out of the question. By the time she would be okay to spay, a second litter may have arrived.  This happened to a friend of mine.  She separated the rabbits when she discovered babies and let the mum do her thing. Then found more babies 4 weeks later. 


I'll lock this thread now as it is an old topic. We do ask that members do not reply to topics that are older then a few months.


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