Anybody know about rabbits? This isn't making sense to me
My son entered a rabbit in fair. He's in kindergarten so a young 4-her. We get to fair today and they tell me that they "received a phone call" that my son's rabbit was old and was just randomly falling over. They were concerned about his health and we needed to take it home directly after the showing.
My son was crushed but we did it. He showed his rabbit and we left the fair without really doing anything to come home. They wouldn't refund my tickets for today or Sunday either despite sending us home.
The whole time we were there this morning his rabbit seemed fine. He was hopping around eating and drinking. They opened the cage for a minute and had to close it because he was leaning so far out of it. He loves being held. Didn't seem to have any problems. Then I talked to my sister-in-law. Her boys have goats and the goat barn is right across from the rabbit barn. She was keeping an eye on his rabbit yesterday when we didn't need to be there. She said he was fine. He will stretch out and lay on his side with his head up but the minute I walk towards that cage he jumps up and hops to the door.
All of the way home he was fine. He was nosing towards me through the carrier. We came home and he happily went in his cage no problems. He is going on 6 years old but I looked up average lifespan of a rabbit and it says 7-15 years depending on care. He has a long time left considering his care. He has been a show bunny since he was 6 weeks old! We got him from a former 4-her who graduated high school.
Something doesn't seem right here. Now I have to find him a new rabbit for next year. And I have to figure out where I'm going to put a third rabbit as well. My son has one, my daughter has one, and now my son needs a new one for fair. We had no clue what we were doing as it is because they had 4 meetings the whole year and they were things like "here fill out the fair forms done!" "here this is what you are going to do to make the stallcard done!" "This rabbit is this breed. Done!" Nothing that helped us with fair this year at all. The only time he learned how to show I had the person who we bought the rabbit from come and show us!
Any thoughts? He says he's just going to find a new fair that will take old rabbits. My poor guy :(