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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BONDING > Trying to bond two males!! (one which everyone thought was a female...)
Last Post by Jenna, Chubs & Comet at 1/24/2012 9:19 PM (37 Replies)
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User is Offline avarismom
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1/05/2012 9:23 AM
my boys are inseparable - that had to be separated until about 3 weeks after their neuters - but during that time I had their cages near each other where they could see one another - and I switched them into each others cage every couple of days. They LOVE each other. They cuddle and groom one another constantly - and I had people who i have known for years from rabbit rescue tell me that eventuially they would have to be separated. Nope, they adore each other

User is Offline Lintini
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1/05/2012 9:49 PM
My boys were easy to bond, they had a scuffle before and worked it out. You shouldn't have too hard of a time once they are both neutered. You should never try to bond unaltered rabbits. Just don't give up and I'm sure you will have a great pair!
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User is Offline lunalove
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1/06/2012 2:32 AM
Update! When I was doing a switchover, Luna ran off to find Smog. I was about to seperate them completely when I realised that they weren't fighting! Luna will go over to Smog for a sniff (no more violent face humping like last time!!) and Smog will just run away a little. Smog was even brave enough to give Luna a little sniff. Is this good news or am I just getting pre-maturely excited? They are still out of their cages and together in the living room since they are both behaving very well. Oooh, and right this second, Luna had several chances to mount Smog and she (he) didn't!! Very proud.

User is Offline Sarita
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1/06/2012 2:41 AM
That's good! Is Luna neutered yet? It's best not to try bonding until he is neutered.

User is Offline lunalove
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1/06/2012 2:43 AM
Yes, Luna has been neutered but Smog has not. I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW. They are in the hallway, and were stood side by side (each others nose sniffing the other's butt) and neither tried to mount!! they just had a good smell of each other. Thank you so much everyone, I'm a very pessimistic person and was really worried about all of this! You're all so nice :3

User is Offline kralspace
West, Texas
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1/06/2012 3:34 AM
Yea!!!!!! not fighting is always good news!
My Bunny Burrow is full! Pringles & Toby, Daisy & Lola, and my senior citizens Hershey & Simba.
The piggies are back, add Brownie and Sweetpea to the mix.

User is Offline Sarita
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1/06/2012 3:48 AM
You really should wait until Smog is neutered before you try bonding.

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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1/06/2012 9:23 AM
Yup I agree with Sarita. Its hard to be patient, but its for the best of the bunnies, as they can really damage each other if they feel the urge, and since one is still hormonal, that can come out of nowhere

User is Offline lunalove
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1/06/2012 9:31 AM
Oh yeah definitely, they were only out together for about 5 minutes Can't wait for the neutering and for their hormones to settle down! I think they'll be very happy together

User is Offline KytKattin
California
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1/06/2012 9:42 AM
Good to hear they don't come out swinging at each other! I had two girls that could never be bonded, but that was because the one girl wanted to be an only bunny (which she will be in about 2 weeks! lol). Def wait until after the neuter, especially because often times vet visits (that require surgery) can break bonds. Once you do start to bond them, I recommend putting them through a traumatic experience together, like running a vacuum cleaner near them.

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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1/06/2012 9:44 AM
I just want to note you might not need to traumatize them, some reserve that for tough bonds or as a last resort

User is Offline KytKattin
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1/06/2012 9:50 AM
Haha, you're right. I meant more as a final "cement". Since by then you will probably need to vacuum anyways!

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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1/06/2012 9:56 AM
Posted By KytKattin on 01/06/2012 12:50 PM
Haha, you're right. I meant more as a final "cement". Since by then you will probably need to vacuum anyways!

 

I wish my girls cared about the vacuum! They're like, whatever Mom. I'm hoping if I give them the same "Mom" look I give my children, they'll just behave themselves haha.


User is Offline lunalove
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1/07/2012 6:51 AM
another update if anyone is interested:
I let both boys out when I was cleaning the cages, and they behaved extremely well! Smog groomed Luna, they ate together, and cuddled side by side! there was binkying, flopping to the ground and everything. They seem to love each other a lot - is it still necessary to get Smog neutered? He's a very shy bunny and it looks like he may be more on the submissive side, with no sign of agressiveness whatsoever.

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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1/07/2012 7:11 AM
I just read your thread that one sprayed the other, thats not a good thing. You *need* to keep them separate. I know its hard, trust me I've waited over 2 months and am still waiting 2 more weeks because its what is best for my rabbits. Its not that long in the scheme of things, and it prevents a long list of possible injuries. I just read another thread elsewhere that her bunnies fought and one bit large chunks out of the others ears
Smog may be acting mellow because he's new to everything there and is out of his comfort zone. But once he gets more familiar, he could very possibly change.

For what its worth, my girls groom through the bars but I'm still not introducing them. Its just not responsible, and frankly I don't have the $$$ for emergency vet bills, so I'll wait Even though it sucks waiting hah.

User is Offline lunalove
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1/09/2012 2:19 AM
yet ANOTHER update haha! I took Smog to the vet today to get neutered, and guess what - he's actually a she!! No wonder the two got along so well - it was a classic m/f pairing. I'm a bit concerned that she might be pregnant though as she lived with her brother when they were both unfixed and there was a looot of humping, and Luna had a go too! But it's all looking fine so far. Anyway, they're both doing great and thanks for all the advice!

User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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1/09/2012 8:29 AM
I hope she's not pregnant! Male bunnies can get a female pregnant for 4 weeks post-neuter, so there's a chance. Definitely take her in to get spayed immediately in case she is pregnant.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Jenna, Chubs &amp; Comet
Portland, OR
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1/24/2012 9:19 PM
My boy Chubs wanted nothing to do with any female rabbits when we were bunny dating! He was very aggressive towards them. Comet is so mellow and doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body which is just what Chubs needed. They are both boys and have been very happily bonded for about 2 years now It's definitely possible! Bonding is hard no matter the sexes of the rabbits, just be patient and think about the end result which is very worth it!
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