hi! my 4 month old male lop named nutmeg seems like hes lonely! he doesnt really play that much and is ALWAYS seeking affection and attention from myself and my other animals. still being in highschool, im only home on the weekends and after school. my mom and little brother go in and say hi to him while im at school once a day, but i feel really bad because when i go to leave he puts his paws on the pen bars and gives me a "no dont leave mommy!" look. it kills me! anyways, i was considering getting another rabbit so he isnt lonely. i heard rabbits are happier in pairs. he isnt neutered yet but he will be in a month or two so i wont get another rabbit until then. but i was wondering what you guys think? do you think i should get another rabbit, or do you think he would be fine as he is? he is SO affectionate with me and i got really lucky with him and i dont want to ruin our close bond by getting another rabbit. did anyone have a affectionate rabbit and then adopt another? did anything change? thats my main concern about getting him a friend. he loves everyone and everything, but i dont want to take the risk of just buying another rabbit and taking it home and try to bond them. i live in pittsburgh and the western pennsylvania humane society has these "bunny blind dates" where you bring your solo rabbit and trained professionals assess your rabbits personality and pick 3 or 4 of the shelter rabbits they think may work well with your rabbit and let your bun pick which one he/she likes! it's cute and great because not only does it let your bun pick his/her new companion, it ensures that your rabbit will be safe and happy and it saves a shelter rabbit in the process! however, if you think that it would make my bun less affectionate towards me or have any negative behavior changes, i dont want to get another rabbit. please help! thanks!
this is the look i get every time i go to leave...no wonder im always home.
here's the details from their website...
Take Your Rabbit on a Bunny Blind Date!
Do you have a solo bunny? Consider allowing him or her to have a rabbit companion? Rabbits are highly social pack animals. Most are happier and healthier with a friend with whom they can share their timothy hay, litterbox and an afternoon snooze. For the best match - and to minimize fighting, which can be vicious and ongoing - let your rabbit choose his or her own mate. Schedule your rabbit for a "bunny blind date!" During a date, your rabbit is introduced to three or four shelter rabbits while staff and volunteers supervise. These sessions are highly structured to maximize the chances of love at first sight - which is unmistakable if you know what to look for! For details on scheduling a bunny blind date, email me at email@example.com.