Remember when I told you we thought my daughter’s pet rabbit (practice for meat rabbits here on the homestead) was pregnant? We mated the doe, and she immediately started showing signs of pregnancy, including moodiness (which is not like her), beating up the buck she usually adores, making a nest, and pulling fur to line her nest. All normal stuff for a rabbit about to give birth. Well…her proper gestation period is far and away over and we still don’t have kits. Our rabbit had a false pregnancy.
What is a false pregnancy – and how can you spot it in your pets or homestead animals?