A very hot afternoon. I have a litter of 2 week old Lilac Angora kits in the nest. Clementine, the mother, is very experienced and during the last two weeks of gales and icy weather has heaped up a massive mound of straw and wool to protect them. Today she has opened up the nest and for the first time small Lilac heads are peeping out then quickly burrowing back under the mound. It is important for rabbits to be protected from the sun heating up the wood of the hutch and I have hung wet towels on the outside of the hutch to keep it cool. A picture of the nest the day after birth.