I have a bunny who is almost 6 months old. When I first got him home at the age of 2-3 months, I tried not to scare him and to let him explore the surroundings. Everything was fine until I wanted to put him into the cage for the night. The moment I did it, he started fighting and everything was like that for a month or two when I stopped putting him in the cage for the night and instead I started letting him on the balcony. During these months he was constantly demanding head rubs, running around my feet in circles, binkying and laying down absolutely everywhere, especially on my bed. I loved the fact that he looked like he trusted me staying on my bed and following me everywhere. The only problem was that he started peeing everywhere to mark his territory I think, mainly on the parts of my bed he was not staying on.
Finally I decided to take him to the vet and eventually emasculate him so I made an appointment. The vet agreed to do the procedure, but my bunny looked so scared. He was trembling and biting me when I tried to pet him. After the procedure we took him home and waited for the effects of the anesthesia to fade away in a few hours, but it wasn’t like that. He seemed off for 2 days... he was not eating his favourite food nor drinking water, his poops were smaller than usual and he was lacking energy.
After googling I came to the conclusion that I had to take him to the vet, but my father insisted to wait a few more days and both of us looked carefully at what he was eating and we also gave him food and little by little he started eating and drinking water and of course his poops finally got to their normal size. I was relieved and he seemed to be alright because he started again to run around my feet, but this time he was doing it for no more that 2 times a day and he also refused staying on my bed and he was hiding in order to lay down and things have been like that for the past three weeks, I think, and I don’t know what I did wrong.
Also, he used to enjoy being chased but now he just seems to be scared and I don't know what to do to make him feel safe again and love me. I want him to live a good life, but at the moment I am afraid he might be depressed, thing that I don’t want to be true. What is more, I did not spend so much time with him lately and I am wondering if it might be from this?