As expected, Johanna had her litter on April 1st. She is a wonderful mother – there are 9 babies, and they are all doing very well.
Lyric also had her litter on April 2nd. There were only 5, but that was fine. She seemed to be taking good care of them, and they had bellies full of milk when I went to bed. When I checked on them the next morning, the babies were very cold and Lyric wanted nothing to do with them. They still had full bellies, but since they were so cold I decided to give them to Johanna to raise with her litter. I checked back about 2 hours later, and they had warmed up and I was very hopeful. Unfortunately, when I checked again a few hours later, all but one of Lyric’s babies had passed away. Now – I am not 100% positive that it was all Lyric’s babies that passed, since at this age they all look the same. I will know for sure in a few more days when their colors come in. But I am fairly sure they were Lyric’s since Johanna’s were doing fine. So I believe there is one little boy left from Lyric’s litter, and Johanna’s original 9. It is very disappointing and sad. I am thinking that since they were so cold, their digestion shut down and the milk in their bellies either went bad or solidified or…who knows. But they still had full milk bands when they passed.

So…that is tonight’s update. I will try to get pictures of the gang tomorrow…I’m off to bed!

2 Responses to “good news…and some bad :(”

Awwww, I’m so sorry to hear about the babies :( poor little things. On a happier note, I’m really looking forward to some pictures!

Christina R
April 8th, 2011

Pictures are incoming :)

April 8th, 2011