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I have had my holland lop, vinnie, for a year. she is 14 months old. about three months ago i introduced her to another rabbit because i felt she needed a friend. i introduced her to an older male rabbit who was neutered and it was love at first sight. the two were inseperable. a few days ago my male rabbit, opey, unexpectadly became sick and unfortunately passed away. not wanting my bun vinnie to be sad anymore i decided to get her a new friend. as to try and bipass humping issues i decided to try another female rabbit, (bad idea i now know from research). the new bun is also a holland lop but she is only 4 months old. she doesn't mind vinnie at all, but vinnie tries to bite her (through the cage since i am NOT allowing them out together at the same time until the little one can be spayed). the amount of agression i see coming from vinnie makes me nervous, and i'm wondering if it would be a waste of time to try and bond them. i don't want any added stress on either bun. the baby is carefree now and doesn't seem to be affected by vinnie at all. vinnie, on the other hand, does not show signs of ever giving the little one a chance. i would hate to grow attached to the baby and have to give her up 6 months from now because it's just not working out. someone please help! any advice would be greatly appreciated!
thank you! i noticed tonight that vinnie was cleaning the little one's eye through the cage. i was nervous at first but then realised what she was doing. she loved to clean my other bunny's eyes when he was still here. not sure if this is a good sign or not