thanks for the info seedjar. like i said these two had been together for over 2 years and no kits, this lil one really surprised us. as to seperating the male out its a bit difficult at this point. we gave them a large cage with no thoughts of having to seperate them. he behaves himself so im just going to leave him for now. if Chimi winds up pregnant again right away, we will divise some way to keep him seperated which im sure will break his heart. as to eating moms food he has been nibbling at their hay already. i couldnt believe how fully formed he was, eyes are open and he was hopping around from day one.