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Last Post by BB at 1/05/2007 3:23 PM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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1/02/2007 1:33 PM

MooBunnay and Osprey with their involvement in rescue made me think about offering a new forum to support rescue efforts  Great place to see cute pictures and keep updated on our favorite fuzzy faces.

Check it out! Have fun!


User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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1/03/2007 10:19 AM

Hi! I was wondering if anyone had any fail-safe bonding tips??  I have TWO potential Forever homes for 2 of my 26 bunny girls, and both homes depend on the girls bonding with the potential husbun...any tricks I can use right off the bat to make the bonding successful?

thanks


User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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1/03/2007 10:40 AM
I am in the process of bonding a trio right now MooBunnay, I might have some ideas.  I am far from an expert at this, but I can share with you what I've seen and done for my guys.

You are bringing two girls to a established boys?  This is (in theory) the easiest one to do.  The males should be more receptive to a girl "intruder".  So far so good.

Can you arrange a place where the pairs can meet, outside of the boys' homes?  Even a bathroom in a friend's house would work, just someplace that does not smell like any of the buns.  Let the pairs out together in a scary new place, and make sure no bunny hates any other bunny and picks a fight.  Some people swear by a long bumpy car ride in the same carrier.  At our adoption shows we use a shopping cart with a litterbox in it, and ride the buns around the store.  We look for fighting, boxing and biting (bad), indifference to mild interest like sniffing (good) or serious interest (mounting, grooming, snuggling, very good).  Mounting is good if the bun on the bottom (not always the girl) tolerates it, bad if that bun hates it and fights back.

If the buns are agreeable, they need to be housed within sight and smell of each other for a while, but separately.  After that, it just requires time and patience to keep the buns together in neutral territory in the boy's house and see how it goes.  I was lucky, DJ and Curly Sue bonded in a week.  Making the trio has been a bit harder.

Good Luck, hopefully 2 down 24 to go!

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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1/03/2007 10:59 AM

Hahaha the thought of two little bunnies riding around in a shopping cart is a very cute image!! I think we will attempt the "scary" car ride to start off, this is the technique I used to bond my two buns and the bonding was actually complete in about 2 hrs. (love at first site!).  Thanks for the recommendations! (I'm no pro either...hopefully the girls will like the boys).

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User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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1/05/2007 3:23 PM

Oh, boy.  Fail-Safe?  I don't think that actually exists in the bunny bonding arena.  But there are definite ways to set it up that are geared for success.  But even then, you may have to change things around a bit to fit the situation.

Some bunnies get along right away, most need some time, while others will show full blown aggression even in the car.  I've experienced them all.

On average, it takes about 3 weeks for full bonding to happen. But I've also had bunnies experience love at first sight, while others took months and months!

Check out the bonding section on this site for step by steps tips. http://www.binkybunny.com/BUNNYINFO...fault.aspx

 

 


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