Normally, we have a litter of kittens in the window, but even though it's a fantastic little room, no one ever looks in there! I don't know why, but nobody ever stops to look in that window, they just go straight upstairs. Kittens enjoy themselves in there but they take ages to get adopted.
My idea was to put Circe's litter in the window when they were old enough. I would work to make sure they were litter-trained at home, we wouldn't have to worry about space in the Room, and hopefully the oddness of having rabbits in the window would make people stop and look.
Once they'd made their way out of the carrier, the whole family seemed to thoroughly enjoy the window. They didn't hide or show obvious stress behaviour, and they explored every inch, doing binkies and happy dances all over the place. The kids certainly liked it more than their mom, but Circe didn't seem to mind the extra space.
It wasn't a perfect experiment. Their litter-training, which was so wonderfully perfect at home and a point of pride for me, seemed to be rather forgotten in the big room. They weren't terrible but they weren't perfect, and it gave the staff more work to clean up. On the other hand, they've improved with time and it's not really that messy. I don't know if we'll ever do it again, but I'm glad we gave it a try. It also left more room in the Room, which was very necessary.
The best news of all, however, is that two of the family were adopted the other day! I don't know if it's really because they were in the window, as this couple looked around quite thoroughly for a bunny, but it can't have hurt. Anyway, Achilles and his brother Hercules were adopted together! They were adopted to a wonderful, bunny-experienced couple (who, funny enough, were related to the awesome people who adopted Emma a year ago).We needed that adoption so much, and I'm so glad the boys went together. I hope they continue to get along fabulously as they grow up!
Of course, the way the Room is going lately, the ebb is always less than the flow. Three new rabbits have joined our adoption room. Ah well.