Posted By SuperCheesetastic on 09/27/2012 04:24 PM
Posted By Beka27 on 09/27/2012 05:30 AM
Rabbits can bond very strongly to their owners so I wouldn't worry about not providing a rabbit companion if not possible right now.
I think allowing them out together (supervised) to see if they even have any interest in each other is fine. Make sure the piggies have a small space to escape to that the rabbit can't get in. It's not going to be a true bond because they are different species and won't be living together anyways.
Bunnies and humans are not related.
... Or are they?
Is this a criticism of my saying rabbits can bond with their owners? Maybe a wrong choice of word, but rabbits CAN in fact form a strong relationship with the people who care for them.
My female rabbit has a special relationship with me and will often seek me out, despite of the fact that she has a rabbit companion. I had her as a solo rabbit for nearly a year before we adopted Max, and I think if you ask others with solo rabbits they will also tell you that their rabbits may act more favorably toward them.
Rabbits and guinea pigs have differently needs so it's just not recommended that they be permanent living companions. I said that supervised playtime may be okay.