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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BONDING > Post surgery bonding
Last Post by Stickerbunny at 12/23/2011 7:43 AM (5 Replies)
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User is Offline Bunnehs
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12/22/2011 6:48 PM

 Okay so I'm spaying my female bunny next week and my male bunny was already neutered. Can i put them together immediately after the surgery or do i have to wait a week?  Thanks , because last time they said to wait 2 weeks before putting a male bunny with a unspayed female bunny together.. Do i still have to do that if they will both be neutered/ spayed? 


User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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12/22/2011 6:53 PM
You need to let your female recoup, I'd wait a month at least. It can be a lot of stress.

User is Offline Monkeybun
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12/22/2011 7:51 PM
I'd still wait. Her hormones will still be in play, and she could still get very territorial. Not to mention, its a more invasive surgery and will take longer to heal completely than a neuter.

User is Offline Sarita
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12/23/2011 2:31 AM
Okay, here's my take...are they together now? If so, you don't want to wait a full month UNLESS she starts getting cranky. If you do think you need to separate them I would not do it but for one night....maybe.

Once they are a pair, you don't really want to separate them and the male is neutered already. Once the female is spayed, she has no chance to get pregnant.

If they are together and you separate them you will probably have to rebond them. Also it would be more stressful for them to be apart if they are already together.

However, if they AREN'T bonded and I cannot really tell by the post, then yes, wait a month.

User is Offline RabbitPam
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12/23/2011 7:30 AM
I had the impression they are not bonded yet. Is that right?
If not, then I would give her at least 2 weeks for a complete recovery. Since he's neutered, there is no risk now of pregnancy, just her hormones need to calm down and you can't risk her being humped until she is completely healed.

What you can do now is give each of them a surrogate stuffed toy bunny. Leave them in their cages for a day or two to get their scents, then swap out the toys for a couple of weeks. You can swap them back and forth - the idea being they will get used to each other's smells for now. And if either is reacting aggressively, they will take it out on the surrogate toy, not the vulnerable other bunny.
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User is Offline Stickerbunny
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12/23/2011 7:43 AM
Posted By Bunnehs on 12/22/2011 09:48 PM

 Okay so I'm spaying my female bunny next week and my male bunny was already neutered. Can i put them together immediately after the surgery or do i have to wait a week?  Thanks , because last time they said to wait 2 weeks before putting a male bunny with a unspayed female bunny together.. Do i still have to do that if they will both be neutered/ spayed? 

 

Two weeks to put a neutered male with an unspayed female? They can have viable sperm up to four weeks. Lucky that you didn't run into that problem, but surprised they didn't inform you of that! That is the main reason for keeping the male seperate.

You've already gotten advice as to your question, of which I have nothing to add. Good luck.  

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