The babies have beautiful shiny fur, and their tails are visibly growing day by day, but they still have no teeth to show us. Because their instinct is to burrow to the bottom of a pile of littermates, a pair placed on their own will circle round and round, each trying to burrow under the other.

Some of Xia’s sister Xara’s babies have been looking underweight and dehydrated because she has such a large litter, so three of the larger babies are now with Xia for a while to see if that helps. Because they are dove coloured I will be able to tell which ones they are later on.

8 days Hand, 8 days