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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up KK, next week, I need help about pairing rabbits.

Okay, INEEDHELP. My family just thinks that it is stupid that the same sex rabbits cant live together, but they cant, no one thinks it needs to be fixed, so Its up to me. I went to the pets store today, got hay, feeder, water bottle, hay bed, food, and few toys. I have a 36x24x36 cage, 3ft wide, 1 foot high My parents wont let me seperate them, I dont know were or how to get them neutered, I could find out, but my parents dont think it is neccisary, and they can live fine withouth splitting the cage. WRONG, I found out that the same sex pairs fight, and opposites mate (duh), I saw rabbits today, and next week I and my sis are adopting 2 4 month old rabbits, Im not sure if they are 4 months, but for less chance of a problem what should I do..

in example,

2 males?
Look for ones that are sleeping or very docile ( Most of them are soo nice)

2 females?


I live in baltimore, so... yeah, will you or someone please find a place were I can get a bunny neutered for cheap and professional?

(Itd be nice if the guy bunnies could just constantly wear bunny condoms or somthing.. lol)
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2008, 05:14 PM
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Get on rabbit then. Simple solution.Rabbit need to be fixed.Because females are prone to cancer and in both fixing them will help with aggression.
If you have to get 2 same sex pair or male/female pairs all still should be fixed.





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i didn't think that same sex pairs fight if introduced properly

oh and i think petco has only neutered bunnies but i could be wrong

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Same sex, unfixed pairs do fight and have been known to fight to the death. I'm not saying this always happens, but it sometimes does. I wouldn't chance it personally.

And as far as I know, Petco no longer sells fixed rabbits. They did for awhile but it was highly protested - especially after it was descovered that unexperienced people where fixing the rabbits, sometimes without proper anesthesia and when the rabbits were waay to young.

If you can't get the rabbits fixed, why not go to a shelter? Usually all shelter rabbits are fixed before they can go out for adoption. Then you won't have to have it done.

If you can't get some from a shelter, and you can't get them fixed, then don't get females. Females should be fixed because some studies have shown that up to 80% of unspayed females develope cancer before age 5. Males should be fixed as well to reduce behavorial problems, but it's not as risky to keep them unfixed. However, if you get two males I would strongly suggest keeping them seperate if you don't get them neutered.


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The way I see it, the ONLY options you have are either to:
1) Get one rabbit (especially considering the size cage you have and if they won't get LOTS of free time to run around)
2) Get two from the shelter. They can help you bond them, or find two that will show "love at first sight" (easier bonding process).

However, if you must must must get them from somewhere else, get two males. The girls will get cancer. Are you prepared to pay for those kinds of veterinary bills? To risk her death within 5 short years? To subject a bunny to cancer is cruel IMHO.

Males, if introduced properly, or raised together, can get along. However, when their hormones start to kick in, they probably WILL fight, and I promise you, it will be terrible, unpreventable without neuter, and impossible to fix without the neutering of both. And, bunnies hold grudges, so you might have a hard time re-bonding them if you let them fight tremendously, get them fixed, and then try to re-bond them.

Shelter shelter shelter!!!

Good luck, and congrats tho on getting a wonderful pet
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Same sex, unfixed pairs do fight and have been known to fight to the death. I'm not saying this always happens, but it sometimes does. I wouldn't chance it personally.

And as far as I know, Petco no longer sells fixed rabbits. They did for awhile but it was highly protested - especially after it was descovered that unexperienced people where fixing the rabbits, sometimes without proper anesthesia and when the rabbits were waay to young.

If you can't get the rabbits fixed, why not go to a shelter? Usually all shelter rabbits are fixed before they can go out for adoption. Then you won't have to have it done.

If you can't get some from a shelter, and you can't get them fixed, then don't get females. Females should be fixed because some studies have shown that up to 80% of unspayed females develope cancer before age 5. Males should be fixed as well to reduce behavorial problems, but it's not as risky to keep them unfixed. However, if you get two males I would strongly suggest keeping them seperate if you don't get them neutered.

Hmm i didn't know any of that thanks.

Make sure your shelter spays or neuters their buns mine doesn't

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