Well....we rec'd our final bunny donation a gorgeous lion head named Leo. So now each of our classrooms has a rabbit (dwarf, rex, and lionhead). My room has the only girl...our beloved Jessica. All of them are doing very well and have been very active in all our rooms from 8 am to 3pm. The kids are doing an excellent job of feeding, watering, playing/treating, and cleaning.
I'm also please to report that my room and the K-2 room has had a major decrease in tantrums. Neither of our classrooms have had any tantrums that require restraint. Some tears...but nothing major. We are completely shocked by this! The kids say that they don't want to do anything to scare, hurt, or upset their bunny. I'm hoping to start up some research on this phenomena...maybe I can use this for my dissertation.
Anyway...here's my dumbness! Leo the lionhead. When he was dropped off I was told that he had been neutered. So I did allow him access to Jessica. They hopped around my classroom together for about 5 mins...no more than 10 mins. She kept hopping away from him, like a little bunny bat out of hell. I then locked up Sir Leo. I haven't had them together since, except in their separate cages, as neighbors. I did not observe any actual humping. But I'm terrified that maybe she got pregnant. Maybe I'm just paranoid w/ those crazy vw rabbit commercials.
I'm still trying to find low cost spay/neuter in SE Pa w/ no luck so far. I've started to save up my own cash for this endeavor. My friend the vet suggested doing the boys b/c of possible problems w/ bunnies and anesthesia. She stated that since a spay is more extensive than a neuter, possible anesthesia probs may be minimized w/ the shorter surgery. She expressed that bunnies, guneia pigs, and even smushed face kitties tend to have more anesthesia concerns that other mushed face animals.