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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BONDING > out of curiosity
Last Post by bunnyfriend at 2/10/2012 6:10 PM (10 Replies)
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User is Offline bunnylove1
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2/10/2012 8:16 AM
im writing for my lop baby to be born witch is any day now and i was wondering if i decide to get 2 one for each of my boys (there really for me ) what sex should they be. if its from the same litter can i get 2 boys, or 2 females, or a male and a female or if i decide to get a lion head and a lop around the same age just a few days apart can i get the same sex or must it be opposites?????

User is Offline bunnylove1
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2/10/2012 9:11 AM
any one have a opinion ???

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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2/10/2012 9:36 AM
Well first, bunnies don't mature until around 6 months usually later so if you got two when you got them you wouldn't be able to sex them properly. My advice is start with one. I almost got two and I know it's a horrible thing to say but I'm glad I got one. I was completely new to rabbits as pets and it was pretty overwhelming. Plus once they hit maturity their "litter bond" will break and you'd have to keep them completely separated and everything. And it's an even bigger mess if you got a boy and girl and didn't know it- then you'd have way more bunnies than you bargained for.

Personally, I'm waiting until Bunjamin is fixed and matured completely then if I have the income and time, I'll let him pick a buddy

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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2/10/2012 9:48 AM
I would also recommend one. Being littermates is of no benefit since once maturity is reached, they will be like strangers anyways. If you wanted to get a second later on you can, after the first is spay/neutered.

On another note: single bunnies are sometimes MORE social with family members, whereas a bonded pair tend to "do their own thing". If you want the rabbit to bond more strongly to you and the kids, I would just get one. As I said, you can always get a second later on (in a year or two).
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline bunnylove1
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2/10/2012 9:56 AM
thank you soo much on the advise i was originally only going to get one and that little voice in my head said why not one more lol. but i think ill take the advise till i become a more experienced bunny owner.

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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2/10/2012 10:26 AM
I think that's a good idea. There are so many rescues that have adult, spay/neutered buns and you can look for a second there if/when the time is right.

You'll quickly realize that baby bunnies are messy, destructive, and sometimes aggressive/territorial until they are altered. You probably wouldn't want to deal with that times two!
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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2/10/2012 12:01 PM
Good plan! You'll thank me once you see that while a baby bun is oh so cute and awesome, they also are quite a bit of work!

User is Offline bunnylove1
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2/10/2012 12:21 PM
i would just like the experience of raising a baby bunny just like i had the experience of raising a puppy a foal and .... ushly the 1st time having different species i buy a baby and for the future i always rescue.

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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2/10/2012 12:44 PM
oh hey! I'm not judging. I felt the same way. Plus they're pretty much irresistible

User is Offline bunnylove1
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2/10/2012 2:03 PM
they really are i just want to snuggle it right now but thats kinda hard since there not born yet

User is Offline bunnyfriend
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2/10/2012 6:10 PM
Plus two babies equals double the amount of spay/neuter costs.
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