I have changed the bunny's name to Wallace because I think it suits him better. He settled right in and has been loving the indoor domestic lifestyle. He's managed to escape from a makeshift NIC cage as well as a 3.5 foot tall x-pen, so right now he's back in the dog crate. I've decided to keep the little bugger. I'm getting him a 3-level Bunny Abode condo on the 14th. I have a 2-level one for my two free range lionheads and I love it. Wallace is going to be living in my sunroom and won't be free range all the time so he deserves a 3-story home.
So far I have completely gotten rid of the fleas and ended up having to give Wallace a bath with baby shampoo. I know it's hugely frowned upon to bathe your bunnies but he was so dirty and full of dead fleas that I decided it's what I had to do. I only got his body wet, not his head. He was fine in the bath and didn't mind being wet afterwards. I assume he's gotten used to ending up in that type of damp situation, since he'd been out in nature for some time.
He gave me quite a scare last night, though. He gets really excited for his pellets and practically inhales them right away. Last night he literally inhaled them and started hacking up half-digested pellets as well as whole ones. It freaked me (and him) out and we were almost out the door to the emergency vet at midnight. However, he finished spitting out his dinner all over my floor and then went back to his normal self. I stayed up until 4am making sure he was fine and nothing else went wrong, he was back to munching hay, jumping around, and then flopped out in his litter box for the night. This morning he is totally fine. I'm cutting off his pellets and switching him to hay-only with fresh veggies and bigger treats such as hay cubes and dried herbs. Things he can't swallow whole and then choke again.
I also found two ticks on his neck that were pretty big. I ripped them both off with tweezers but one of them left a decent sized hole. I put triple antibiotic on it. He had a couple ticks when I first caught him too. I'm pretty sure they're all gone now, because I checked thoroughly today after finding the two on his neck. He has very thick fur so it's not always easy to notice those things.
Anyways, now that I've gotten to know him a bit better I've made a vet appointment. Especially after the choking incident last night. He's going to see my regular bunny vet on Tuesday. We have a busy holiday weekend so I couldn't get him in sooner. Sorry this post is so long, it's mostly for my reference so I can check back in the future and remember everything Wallace has gone through
I will keep updated! Hopefully the vet will be able to guess his age!