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I have two rabbits. They are brothers. Last week, during the night, they somehow escaped their house and gnawed a hole in the fence that was just big enough for them to escape from. One of the rabbits returned in the morning, but his brother hasn't and we're losing hope - we've put up posters, left his description at the vets, to no avail.
I am starting to worry, however, that the rabbit that came back, Lionel, might be depressed. For instance, for about an hour today, including right now, he has been sat on our swing chair, not moving. We moved him in with our guinea pigs for company but I am worried that he seems down.
Is it just my imagination?
They are allowed outside during the day, and their rabbit house is next to our back door. They are kept in the house at night. Somehow they squeezed through a tiny gap, the door wasn't open but it wasn't closed fully.
Thank you! We have checked every house in the neighbourhood and looked in their gardens, and we haven't blocked the hole he used to escape in case he comes back. We've also been using our daily dog walks to search the fields for him. I think the worst part is just not knowing where he is...even if he has died (and I really hope he hasn't), at least we'd know what happened to him. It's hard to explain to my youngest daughter where Prince has gone.
We've been letting Lionel in the house and have been giving him lots of affection,