Hi everyone! I recently inherited about a 9 month old small rabbit. The former owner couldn't keep him any longer and was going to take it to the animal shelter. I thought I'd give it a try. We put his cage first in the garage, thought it was too cold so we moved him inside. The former owner was told he was female. I thought the same until we came home from work and found he had sprayed urine around the entire perimeter of his cage!! YUCK!!!!!!!! It was everywhere. We had him checked out by a vet and neutered. We then put him in "our first attempt of a chicken coop", which is inside our garden shed. He is out of the wind and rain, however it's not insulted and stays just a few degrees above the outside temp. We put in a heat light but he loves it so much that he just sits in front of it and bakes himself. Consiquently, he lost all his winter coat already. He totally shedded. = ( I feel horrible b/c it's still cold outside and now he is dependent on some sort of heat. (I didn't really realize he already had a winter coat on.) My questions are: 1. What is the best way to keep him warm? (looking ahead to next winter) 2. Should we get Astro a female friend? Do two rabbits enoy the company or will they just fight? I don't really want to keep Astro in the house, it's not set up for a rabbit and the indoor cage is so small compared to his "chicken coop". Any advise rabbit owners?