Hey bun lovers,
10 days ago I got a new friend for my 1.5-yr-old female dwarf mix. the new guy is a young (I estimate 7 months?) rex male. (Of course, both are spayed/neutered.)
The bonding is going exceptionally well. They liked each other pretty much right off the bat, though she was/is obviously much more dominant and had to nip him and mount him here and there the first couple of days, to show him who's boss. That behavior seems to have stopped, and now she grooms him (which he just loves) and they seem to be getting along great.
On about day 4 or so, however, it seems both buns (who were both excellent with their litter boxes before) started marking (mostly poop, occasional pee). It is mostly in an area NEAR the litterbox (but, of course, not IN the box). I have heard that litterbox habits can drop off a bit after bonding, but generally do get back to normal. It just seems weird they are doing this when all else is going so well. Even my normally very reserved female has become more friendly and docile since the arrival of the male. All seems good, so why the marking?
Hope no one minds a new thread about bonding and marking. I have read the other posts about bonding but I haven't really found any info particular to my situation.
PS: Thank God bunny poops are EASY to clean up!