Trumpet was another victim of “Easter present gone bad”. She was adopted by a family at Easter time, and as soon as she grew to 2 months old, she was confined to a small cage with little room to move around and offered no supplements to her regular bagged rabbit food.
The family ultimately dropped her off at Animal control, and because of her physical state no one wanted to adopt her. We swooped in and rescued her, and after thorough evaluations, she was completely feral and scared, dirty with broken fur and injuries consistent with long term confinement with little to no sign of human or other contact. She was a good bit underweight for her size, and she had muscle damage to one leg and unable to use it at full capacity, and a potential heart condition that limited to her activity significantly.
Soon after arrival at Xanadu, she enjoyed time outside, started to drop her feral and scared exterior and began to enjoy a variety of cuisine including spinach and carrots. While we haven’t branched out completely in rabbit rescue, she was a great ambassador to teach us all about what rabbits truly need and want. Unfortunately, Trumpet had a neuro disorder that didn’t allow her to live out a typically full bunny life. We lost her in 2018.