She's snarfing down the new hay, still thinks the new oxbow pellets aren't food for bunnies but as long as she's eating hay I'm happy. We'll work out the calories somehow, more veggies or something, if she never turns onto the pellets. I'm so glad she's actually just sitting & eating! She also got a couple new toys she's playing with, so cute!
I know a wonderful naturopathic vet, but she's not on any of the lists I'm seeing. There's a rabbit rescue very close, I'm emailing them to see if they have worked with the vet or know anything about her & rabbits. She helped me so much with a rescue dog I had for years. Stella (the dog) had some very real intense anxiety and other doggie mental health issues, this vet was so kind & tried so hard to make things be better for her (we also worked with behaviorists). If she's good & knows about bunnies, then I'd love to keep going to her, otherwise I'll work from the rescue group's recommendations. Since she's eating (& she's been eating for hours! big handfuls of hay!)now I'm not going to try to go Monday, but for sure, sometime next week.
Right now bun's in a funny set up, a standard bunny cage fastened to a huge pet carrier. This was what we could come up with on short notice, lol, my dad is a retired engineer & builds a lot, he's making me a better cage for her long term house. We kind of had to throw it together as until Friday AM we didn't know we were going to get a bunny! Just today she's started to venture into the wire "outdoor" part, though if anyone moves too quick in the room she darts back into the carrier.
She also has a little wooden box in the carrier she's hiding in most of the time, I wanted her to have a hiding spot so I asked my dad to make that first. It's actually very cool, untreated hardwood, dovetails with no glue or nails, so if she chews a piece of it to uselessness I can just pull that part off & he can make another side for it, they just hammer into place like wooden legos, kinda.
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it's a she, lol! Bunnies can be tricky though, & I'm not poking around the poor girl yet to see myself.
I'm kicking around names, but I don't know her quite well enough yet. She's a very kawaii bunny, so I'm leaning toward Japanese names.
She is eating greens from my hand, and when I come into the room she'll poke her head out of the carrier (I'd say to see if I have more salad for her), so she seems like she's getting more used to me. I don't want to stress her, she's just so easily spooked. I'm SO itching to brush her & wipe off her back feet, though, they're grubby & I hate the idea of her not being clean.
My last bun I got when she was a tiny baby, I was told she was a mini-lop & would be about 5 lbs.- then she just kept growing until she was about 18 lbs & massive. From the beginning, I held her a lot, would just sit & watch TV or whatever with her laying on my chest. Then after she got huge, she was never "cuddley" but she still always thought she should lie on people (she could scare people!) & always wanted to be petted by anyone she met. Obviously I don't expect this bun to ever be quite as comfortable with people as Hannah was, but I really hope with a lot of patience I can get her to be OK with living in a house with us & not being afraid. There was only one time in about 10 years that Hannah ever got scared enough to thump, and I had no idea what was happening since I hadn't ever seen her like that before.
Anyway, I'm getting long & off topic, but thanks so much for your advice & encouragement everyone! I'll definitely post pics when bun decides to favor us with her presence out in the house.