And Elsie started to scream. Like, she SCREAMED. If you have never heard a rabbit scream, pray you never do. It's terrible. Really high pitched, looooong squeak and agonizing. I had a second of panic, almost terrified to turn on the light because even though I needed to help her, I almost didn't want to see what had happened. I assumed the worst, like she broke her leg or there was blood or something. I turned on the light and saw that her face was squished and stuck between two bars of her cage. This would've never been possible if she hadn't been running 40mph because of how startled she was. It wasn't her whole head that was stuck, just her entire face about until her ears.
The scream woke up my parents and my sister, who shares my room with me. I tried pushing her face out but it was too stuck and that just hurt her worse. So my dad stepped in and pulled the bars apart while I gently eased her face out.
She is fine now. Elsie's been eating, nibbling on hay and hopping around her cage. It was so scary, for the both of us. My heart is racing just recalling the incident. Rabbits only scream when they are petrified with fear or worried for their life. Poor thing. Who could've guessed something like this could happen?! Just when I think I've built her a safe place where her blindness won't get in the way of what she likes to do, she does something no rabbit owner could've ever expected! Needless to say, whenever my sister and I need to get out of bed when our room is pitch black, we will talk to Elsie or turn on our lamp and let her know that we're there so she doesn't startle.
I'm so thankful my baby is ok. What a scare!