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Ok so I was wondering if having one bun by herself is ok or if they are better when they have a friend? I know with rats they are much better in pairs or more because they are way too social of creatures and typically people cant give them as much attention as they need. I was wondering if the same goes for rabbits?
In general yes - bunnies are social critters that need companionship and do best in pairs or small groups.
My bun is the one "failure" of the bonding lady at our local shelter. We brought her in for 3 rounds of bunny-dates and she was agressive to almost all of them. She had a sunny foster-boy hiding in his litterbox inside of 3 days. Eventually I even consulted an animal communicator, and she said that Pepper had no interest in other buns. My personal theory is that as a neglected baby and then a feral dumpee she simply doesn't "speak rabbit" so she has no idea what to do when other buns approach her.
She likes people, and dogs, but not other rabbits. Now that she has chronic pasteurella, it's probably best that she is a solo bun.