Dude got a new friend
So Dude finished off with his meds for the e-coniculi about a month ago. He is still inside even though the weather has cooled down.
So yesterday, my hubby had to go to the feed store to get dog food. When he came home, he asked me to go out to his car to get his bag and mentioned to "not look in the box that was on the passenger seat". Well duh, that was quite the invitation to look! So I go out and open the box and there was a bunny.
I feel kinda bad cuz I had some pretty mixed emotions. One, I wasn't sure I was ready for a new bunny. I still miss Pip a lot and hm... well I don't know. Two, what if Dude and this new bunny don't bond? He is so mellow and with him being unstable with his twisted head, I would hate to see another bunny bully him. Three, it wasn't a mini rex like Pip was. I know... how petty is that? I feel horrible! Four, this new bunny obviously wasn't held a lot... she is so skittish! How the heck am I gonna bond with her if she runs from me?
So my hubby didn't get the reaction from me that he should have and so he felt bad for getting her. So first thing was first.... we had to see if she and Dude would get along. We brought them both to the bath tub. Poor Dude could not get his footing and was so unstable and just rolling everywhere. We put a towel down and that helped some. Observing them... she didn't seem to want much to do with him. But then they got closer and seemed fine. She was in a cage with her brother at the feed store so maybe she was ok with Dude since she was used to being with other bunnies??? Dude seemed ok with her.
So then we put them both into the rabbit pen. Observing them.... Dude kept mounting her. He is neutered so no worries there. Watching him do this was kinda bizarre cuz Pip would mount him more than he would mount her. Maybe he was just trying to establish dominance over the new bunny? I don't know. I was afraid she was gonna get hurt but it wasn't like she was stayng at one side of the pen away from him... so that was good.
So we left them together over nite and I checked on them once at 3am and they were fine. This new girl is quite the mess maker. She doesn't understand the concept of litter box! There was a pee puddle and poops everywhere! Grrrr.... I'm not sure how to train her to use the litter box... both Pip and Dude trained themselves... lucky for me.
So now I am more easy with the new edition. It seems that they are bonding fine so that is a major relief! She is a dutch bunny.... whch I have never had. From my bunny book, they look like they get pretty big... which is why I wanted a mini rex again. (I prefer the smaller bunnies.) She looks like a mismark. The white collar is perfect on her one side but is really thin on the other side. But she has a really cute face! My daughter was so excited to see dad bring home the bunny. Afterall, Pip was her bunny that died and she was devastated by that. Now we just have to think of a name.
I wish I could figure out how to post pics on here.
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