Zion is a small black lionhead buck with a white snip on his nose. He came to us in November 2014 with his sister Angel, and another pair, after having waited for a place since February, when we were only able to take the single rabbits, Skye and Bambi from her owner whose circumstances had changed drasticly meaning she could no longer look after all her animals. Zion was born in 2007ish. He is a quiet but active little rabbit. Angel is his sister.
I once put another rabbit in with them thinking they would be good group rabbits. Ha! Poor Chestnut went in thinking that he was a fierce dominant rabbit. He did everything a dominant rabbit is supposed to do. He charged them, they calmly stepped aside and kept doing whatever they had been doing. He demanded that they groom him. They groomed each other. He claimed the food first, they picked it up and moved it. He didn’t stand a chance. They are quick lively little uppy eared rabbits who can talk to one another with their ears while he is a deaf mute lop who they didn’t even deign to speak to and who somehow found that he became the one one running away all the time. I eventually felt sorry for him and found him a better match, but he not been his old bossy self since. They never once physically hurt him, it was all psychological warfare. I have left them on their own since as I don’t want to put another rabbit through that.
Despite their chequered history with other rabbits, after Angel was injured after getting into a fight after crawling under a gate and lost condition as it healed I decided to try them in with the big group of old rabbits. And it seems to have worked! They are small enough for it not to be too risky and I know them well enough not to expect them to start a war. And in the big shed and run with manily blind companions the psychological warfare isn’t likely to be too bad either. And in fact Dachs and Willow seem to like them and vice versa. Nutbrown and Chester they are ignoring true to form. But as those two can’t see that they are being ignored it isn’t a problem.