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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, Well me and Lady G are bonding , but I figured , HEY !, maybe she wants a friend, so I am introducing my new bunny, also a female dwarf !, I am hoping they will get along, but is there any tips you guys can give me to help them bond?, and I have been feeding LOTS of dandelion leaves and bean pods, is this okey? Thanks , you guys are great , and my love for bun buns is growing !
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-12-2010, 01:01 PM
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They're both spayed, right? You shouldn't try introducing intact rabbits--there's a good chance they'll end up fighting (even if not immediately). And one bad fight could make it nearly impossible to bond them again.

That being said, I'm about to leave but here's a handy link on bonding rabbits: http://rabbit.org/faq/sections/introductions.html

Hope it helps! Good luck .




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Iv always intro my rabbits i find that females are easier to intro when there young males thou are a different story.

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Yes, they NEED to be spayed before they are introduced. I dont remember if you got Lady G. fixed yet, but if either she or the other bun is still intact, you need to wait on introducing them untill they are both fixed. If they arent, they can/will fight badly and it will make intros even harder in the future.
If you buns are fixed, make sure to introduce them in a nuetral area. Cars and bathtubs tend to work pretty well, but anywhere that neither of the buns have been before will do. When I did bonding sessions with my guinea pigs, I gave them a massive salad and they would eat togehter and become used to eachother. It worked pretty well for me



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Well, I dont really have the moeny right now to get them both spayed, , but they only reason i am gettin another bunn is so Lady G wont be lonley , I am going to try introsucing them, and see how it goes, I will be careful, and is it safe to feeed my bunny lots of dandelion leaves? and bean pods?
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First of all, please don't introduce them with both of them intact. Females are highly territorial when they're intact. The liklihood of you bonding them now is extremely low, but there's a pretty good chance that they'll fight. If you can't afford a spay, can you afford an e-vet trip to stitch up a bite wound?

I would go ahead and start saving for their spays and let them live next to each other. In addition to helping them bond, it will remove their chance of developing ovarian cancer, which they have an 80% chance of developing and is quite aggressive.

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I agree with Jennicat. You can house them next to each other untill you save up for the surgeries, but other that that, no contact! Housing them next to eachother will actually help them get used to eachother, and it will make the bonding go alot smoother. Trust me! It will be worth the wait in the long run!
Just be prepared for spraying though, because thats what un-spayed buns will do. Cover the wall and floor around them in news paper or something, so nothing get stained and nasty.


And about the food... Dandelion leaves are great, she can have lots of those. But pea pods should be more of a treat, so maybe once a week or so on those.



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