Monday, June 25, 2012


Chocolate Chip's litter of five is doing well.  And yes - there is still five.  That "peanut" is still alive, and is now five days old.  So I'm trying to figure out if it's a peanut, fader... or just a runt.  I kind of have scratched out peanut now, since it has lived this long.  I wasn't sure if it was a peanut when it was born, either, because it didn't seem that small.  And he has a fat belly after feedings.  He's defintely not as big as the others, and doesn't have as much fur growing.  What do you all think?  Anyone have any ideas????

All five - that is him on the right on the end.

Same - he is on the right side on the end

Next to one of the biggest babies

Him next to one of the middle-sized babies.  You can see that he has quite a bit less white fuzz.

Him next to the biggest baby... quite a size dfiference.


Asinaway's Rabbitry said...

Runt maybe? I had one exactly like him, took longer to develop then the others. Thought at first peanut, then maybe a fader, and then finally settled on Runt. He is now close to six months old and doing well, still small though compared to his siblings.

Emily said...

Thanks for the thoughts - I am thinking runt, too, glad to hear he's probably just developing slower. Thanks for the input! =)

The Kings said...

Looks like a runt to me too. They do develop slowly compared to normal ones and from my experience with them, they don't seem to develop good flesh condition as adults. They make cute pets though. :-)

Emily said...

Thanks Linsey - that's interesting about not developing as good conditon. Hm. Well, he seems to have a big full tummy after feeding, which is good. I wasn't sure if he'd be able to compete with the other babies but he seems to be holding his own! I have done a force feeding two or three times with Chip, to help him out, but I don't want to take anything away from the big healthy ones, so I'm trying not to do that too much. He sure is a cute little guy, though! ;-)

Jamie in Oklahoma City said...

My grandpa always told me that runts are auspicious.. and it's always been true for me.