I'm starting to wonder about something though -- I put a bowl of water AND a water bottle in his cage because I wanted to make sure that he would definitely have the chance to drink. However, if I took the water bowl away, would he likely adapt and start drinking from the bottle or should I not risk it?
As for the rescue vs. breeder thing -- I totally get it. I've always chosen rescue first -- both of my cats, one of my dogs, and both of my parakeets are all rescue animals. My first post ever on here was about how I had the choice between two different rabbits that were in need of good homes, but then one was adopted and the other rabbit's owner just stopped talking to me (so I assume he was adopted as well), and unfortunately, the rescues in my area don't allow people to adopt if they don't have previous rabbit experience -- no matter how well-read they may be. I totally get this though, because they want to make sure the person actually knows first-hand what it takes to own a rabbit before they hand over one that's been neglected, abused, or abandoned.
This breeder had older babies that no one wanted simply because they were older, so in a very small way, I feel like I still rescued him.