Hello, this is my first post and I joined the group to ask advice about a new bunny I just adopted. I recently lost my heart bunny, my baby boy, and I was looking for a new boy bunny. I have two girl rescue bunnies and they are fine, but they don't really want much to do with me since they have each other. My lost boy bunny was more bonded to me, he didn't get along with the girls so I kept them separate and he was pretty much my heart bunny.
So I searched for a few days on rescue sites and also on shelter sites using petharbor, and I had a few boys who I was interested in. I visited a few. Ultimately I chose a bunny who was only about two and a half months old who was left at the shelter because the owner's landlord found out about it. I visited the bunny at the shelter, spent some time with it, and it seemed nice and docile. I could pick it up and pet it and it seemed ok, it was very sweet. I checked it out and the testicles hadn't descended, so I asked the shelter about that and they said it would be ok to be fixed. I asked them if it was actually a girl and they insisted it was a boy. The shelter had the bunny fixed and I picked it up a few days ago.
Well when I got home the paperwork on the sterilization showed the bunny to be a girl and that they did a spay. The shelter paperwork all said male. The sterilization certificate said male. This morning I checked the bunny out and sure enough it's a girl, I can tell with the shaved tummy.
Now that bunny is home, it grunts and won't have anything to do with me. I know a lot of that is because it is in a new home and also is uncomfortable due to the spay. The spay was just three days ago. She won't let me pick her up or touch her. I can't let her out of her cage unless I pick her up because she is on the top floor of a Leith Petwerks condo. She's super hyper, which I know is because she is so young.
So my question is, do you think she will sweeten up to me? Should I keep her when I really wanted a boy? I know that people say it is not the sex but the bunny that determines personality, but in my experience the boys have been so much sweeter to me. I love the feet circling. The girls never want anything to do with me. I've had two boys, and three girls, two of the girls are still with me. I love the girls but I dearly miss having a heart bunny.
There is a boy at the shelter who I could "trade" her for. I feel really terrible putting the little girl through this. I'm so torn. What should I do? I only have a few more days to decide before the shelter won't take her back.