Dara had a total of 8 kits starting at 12:30 this morning. Sadly, 2 were stillborn and one was dead in the nest this morning. I haven't been able to do much other than remove the dead kit and the dirty bedding. Mama's a tad grumpy.
I should have waited till things were further along as the breeding had just been accomplished that day.
Dara, the hopeful momma. She's one of the Nicholai x Cricket babies you watched grow up 2 years ago. And a very poor pic of the enthusiastic future proud poppa. This is Kailen. He came home with me from Joan Clague's. Nicholai stayed there for a while in his place. Kailen is rather active and difficult to photograph. I will attempt to do better. So far, just blurs.