My single male rabbit is an escape artist. We are seriously considering renaming him Houdini. He's escaped twice now and had gotten very very lucky both times. The first time someone took him to our local animal shelter, and yesterday a friends friend's friend found him and I'll be getting him back tomorrow afternoon. After this incident my mom has been gleefully fantasizing about getting a pretty girl for him because she has fantasized the idea of having baby bunnies, especially with our beloved yet infuriating Pup's genes in them. She also thinks that if he has a girl to hang around then he'd be less inclined to run away, but I'm not so convinced. I've waved away the idea for now, but she as the parent has the ultimate decision and knowing her, it would not be surprising to come home to another bunny, so I would rather have the information in case than be completely blindsided and end up with dead rabbits.
I've done some reading on breeding and rabbit pregnancy, but I would love to get some insight from those of you that have personal stories and experiences with both the positives and negatives of rabbit pregnancy. I think the scariest thing for me would be coming home to a nest full of kit limbs and a stressed out, bloody momma rabbit. And I think what I am most unclear on is whether or not you can keep a male around a pregnant doe and later on her kits (assuming he is neutered after the first litter and he has enough space to hide from a hormonal female), or if he would be a danger to the kits.
Any other information and stories would be lovely!