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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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How long does it take?

How long does it take for a rabbit to warm up to a new home? I adopted a 4 year old rabbit out, and the guy thinks I lied about the rabbit because she acted nothing like I described her to be. After two weeks, she is finally warming up to him, but now there are more problems. He went out a got a bunny, and now my older girl doesn't seem to be litter box trained. I think she is establishing her territory in front of the other rabbit. He thinks I gave him wrong information about her being litter box trained. I am to the point I wish he would just give her back. I gave him a two week trial, which ended Friday, but he wants another week. Any suggestion on what I should do? This is the first rabbit I have adopted out.
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It really depends on the individual rabbit. I've had rabbits that went from home to home and never batted an eye -- they just weren't phased at all. Some take months to warm up and adjust.

However, it's pretty normal for a rabbit to lose their box training in a new home, even if there aren't other rabbits there. The new owner has to be committed to cleaning up and working on the manners again until the bunny settles in.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 04:42 PM
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Yea, buddy needs to be prepared that bunnies are territorial and will not usually open their paws to another rabbit without establishing territory and dominance. He needs to stop being a p.rick about it, the rabbit is 4 yrs old and used to having things a certain way- rabbits dont generally like a lot of change. :/
I hope things work out for him and bunny.
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