Aannndddd....my palpating obviously doesn't do well counting....LOL.
So, Lilly gave birth to 4 (yes, 4!) pink, furless kits today. I checked on her when I woke up and before I went outside to throw hay to everyone....no babies, but she had pulled fur and was breathing hard. I was outside maybe 15 minutes. When I came back in, she was having the last two kits, and cleaning up the afterbirth. Good momma.
I left her to go get the camera and she was out of the nestbox drinking water. She immediately went and put her feet on the box and started growling at me...hence the photo to the left. But she did let me pull the box to the door, grab a quick photo and just check to make sure all the babies were alive. I did go ahead and pull some of the bloody hay and newspaper shreds (she shredded it and added it to the mix) out so that she wouldn't try to eat it.
I can't wait to see what sex they are and how they will look as they grow.
I also put nestboxes in with Vienna and Dutchess yesterday, and moved their cages into the heated well house for added comfort. Lilly is spoiled, she's in my walk-in closet for added privacy since she seemed pretty anxious leading up the the birth. Will give her a few days as a new mom, then sh