I wonder how many positions and angles that I can take photos of baby bunnies. It is quite limited as they are quite helpless at the moment. Hope to see their eyes open tomorrow. They kept on coming out of the nest box to terrorize poor mommy and I normally come back home to find them in ecstasy with their tummies full.
Mooruku fits nicely in my palm
A few days back Papadoom was a little hairless pinky...
And as usual, my little angel will come and pat them while singing…
Another familiar crossroad. The faith of a peanut is always sealed the moment it is born. The case of Kacang Putih through my observation is that, it was born without a proper tummy coupled with a bad pituitary gland, its development and growth was severely stunted. This is again the cause of the lethal double dwarf gene. I assisted it to suckle and she does have a lot of strength to suckle initially but nothing is getting into the stomach. I can’t see any milk “pouch” in there. It seemed that the more it suckles, the thinner it became. I found Kacang Putih “dried” up at one corner of the nest box far away from its siblings. It is sad because it seemed to know its own fate and distance itself from the others. The obvious signs of a peanut includes the buldge on the head, a hind quarter that is not developing and also the very tiny little ears.
Goodbye little one
Thosai and Mooruku is doing well on the other hand. I am just going to concentrate efforts in keeping these 2 alive and well.
I notice that Mooruku is pretty broad
Please concentrate on Thosai and stop staring at my smooth hand! 😛
As you can see, I have the initial names for all three of them. Since they were born on Deepavali day, I named them after the festive’s favorite delicacies.
The peanut is called Kacang Putih because Kacang means peanut. I always relate broken blacks to the dairy cow so instead of Muruku, I am calling it Mooruku. As for Thosai, it is made mostly using flour and always served for free during this holiday in Indian restaurants.
Here’s how they look today. I don’t have much hope for Kacang Putih because I noticed that although she suckles, there isn’t any milk going into her tummy.
Notice the big bulge on Kacang Putih's head!
Warm & Toastie!
I was told by a friend that the lighter colored ones are BLUE TORTS! YAY!!!!