Part of the Pack
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern California
losing a buddy?
Horatio passed away during the night. He had started to slow down these past few days. We don't know how old he was, but this was his fourth home. We had him for about a year and a half, and knew he was older when we got him. He was bonded to Barbarella, and now I'm worried about her. She pulled a bunch of his hair out when he died, so we let her keep that pile of hair.
I've had bunnies and other critters get depressed when losing their mates. Some of them starved themselves to death, others we were able to pair up with someone else.
Barbie was alone for awhile, until Horatio's mate passed, and we bonded him with Barbie.
Barbie and Lucy absolutely hate each other, or I'd try to do a three way bond with Lucy and Ricky.
I'm really worried about her, but don't know what I can do. My mom says no more rabbits. Even so, I was looking around on craigslist, and at the shelter websites, and am having a hard time finding a neutered male rabbit, preferably over two years old, and less than five pounds. Horatio was seven pounds, but still really big compared to Barbie, who weighs about two pounds. I'm going to watch her for the next few days and keep my eyes open. Maybe she'll be fine, but I doubt it. The cat tried to steal her pile of hair, and when I reached in to move it closer to her, she nearly attacked me, thinking i was going to steal it.
Any ideas other than finding her another bunny?
4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora