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As I am a new bunny owner and have been using this forum to learn a lot, I thought I might introduce myself and my new rabbit. My name is Rob. My rabbit's name is Walter. He is 2 years 4 months. He has lived in a shelter his entire life so I am very glad that I get to have him. The shelter told me it is because he is a black rabbit and most people want that stereotypical white one or other light colors. Personally, I love his glossy black coat. it has only been 1 week since I got him so I am still learning his psersonality. However, he has been very chill. Not tense or scared; he has even been bunny flopping and already lays around with his legs splayed. He has small bursts of energy and I am trying to encourage more. Once he gets out of the cage to look around, he seems to really love the space he has, as shown by the binkies.
I think the fact that he has been shelter raised has accustomed him to two things: Very little play time and a single level. I built a NIC cage with 3 levels intially, but he stays on the first floor! He periscopes up to look at the second level but has not attempted there or anywhere else. I will be building a ramp so he can explore more. He also has a concrete form tubes, boxes, pieces of wood, and towels and cardboard galore.
I expect him to get even more friendly as we go along (he gets better every day) and am very happy to have him. And i am glad to be here and hopefully learn some more good tips.