Hi, I created a new account because I couldn't log into the old one anymore and the system won't send me my password.
It has now been ten days since I introduced the bunnies to each other.
Peppypoo, they are living in separate cages in the same room at the moment, so that they can smell and see each other. They usually nip at each other and try to scratch a few times in each 25-30 min session: they always ignore each other for a while, then one will ask to be groomed, then usually the other bun will get angry and nip.
It's not always like this though - sometimes the bunny wanting to be groomed will just give up and go away, and sometimes they will just sit and watch each other. We found that going for walks with them in a travel box has a really good effect: afterwards, they always sit next to each other during their bonding session and there is no fighting at all. One time Polly even started grooming Molly!
However, I don't feel that they're making much progress. The effect of the walks always seems to wear off after one day, and then they go back to nipping at each other. Today I wanted to try a different environment so I put them on the couch, but they started a full-blown fight and I had to separate them.
It's crazy that Polly thinks he can be the dominant rabbit, he was very submissive in his previous relationship and he is so very shy! Molly, on the other hand, is very confident and not easily scared.
This picture was taken during a bonding session - they often sit near each other, but they seem quite tense. Any advice would be much appreciated!