I show up... NINE!!! rabbits. Kept in dark cages, though with plenty of room to move around.
He's had them a year with a couple of litters here and so there are two young ones. They all left with me... three pregnant does, three open, two bucks and a young doe.
Most are New Zealand, a couple look like they have something else in them. One due next week, one due the week after, and one in three weeks. So those three will have kits while in quarantine. (maybe)
One buck and two does went to a young man who has been wanting to get into rabbits and just having a tough time getting any. So he's getting a boost.
The rest came home.
Below the young buck and doe. I would have liked to keep them separate but I hadn't anticipated these two.
Part of that might be due to the rough handling they received from their previous owner. Moving them out we had rabbits screaming in fear. I wish he had just let me retrieve them so their first introduction to me wouldn't have been one of absolute terror.
The doe that's going off for cat food (most likely) is in a ratty cage he gave me along for transport. She's ugly, has had a failed litter, and doesn't keep herself very clean. She's tucked away under the isolation cage. She's a bit of a wild child, again this might be handling issues. But the other stuff going on, she's not worth keeping. She did dive into the food as soon as I gave her some. I do wonder how much he fed them, there was no feed in any of the cages.
Next Day Update
The young doe I simply had no room for, and I didn't like having her in the dog kennel. So she joined the young male. She turned out to, at about 2.5 months old, to be about 1 week pregnant. I know accidents happen but she would have simply been too young to have littles.
The doe in the small cage has been culled as well. She was a very fearful girl and I was told had two failed litters. Oddly enough, she only had one kidney.
The pretty girl has shown the most resilience. She's cleaning up all her food and seems to be more curious about her new living situation than anything else.
The grumpy girl continues to be wildly grumpy. I've given her a nestbox and she's doing some nesting behaviours so perhaps we'll get kits from her. She's not eating particularly well and is very frightened.
The girlie in the isolation cage is afraid but not bounce around the cage afraid, I think with time she'll come around.