Back story is a few years back I had a friend who got a pet bunny for her children. After a couple months the bunny (Scooby they named him) became too much and she no longer wanted him. I took him in thinking I could find him a home, even paying for him to be neutered but with no luck and no time for a pet bunny (at the time) I winded up finding a bunny rescue and turning him in.
Not long after that I had inquired about him and found out that he had been adopted out to a nice family, the end.
Well a couple days ago I was online when I came across Scooby's picture. Here his family could no longer keep him so they returned him back to the rescue as is required on contract when adopting. I could not believe it having thought of him on occasion over the years. I contacted the shelter long story short and will be bringing Scooby home, soon to be six years old to live out the remainder of his life.
My question I have to anyone who may know, have had the experience is, what should I expect with a senior bun? What could I do/get to make his new home more comfortable? I have read online some things but I want to really here from someone who is actually experiencing it or has in the past, a first hand account verses general knowledge.
Now I do have Benji, a three year old, non neutured male. I will not be housing them together. They will not be in the same room together. As of now I will not be getting Benji neutered either as I have had no problems with him about that and considering again the boys will not be housed together. Depending on after the fact I may then do so if needed.
Benji is in my living room and Scooby will be in my bedroom as I am guessing he will like a more peaceful space with less traffic so he can rest. Since my place is one level, I would like to be able to in the future use the baby gate between bedroom and hall and in doing so this would mean the boys would be able to see each other.
I do realize that if the did see each other through gate that Benji may then start peeing and or marking his space in which then I would have him fixed.
Any stories or advice would be appreciated.
I have attached a photo of Scooby above, the most current they had.
this one above is of my Benji, they are both Holland Lops