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I'm looking for some advice on the bun situation I have going on at the mo please.
I have a 6 month old, neutered male bun called Alfie and my friend has recently ended up with a 3 month rescued bun who is female and not spayed, when Alfie met her he fell in love and they bonded very quickly.
My friend can't keep the female rabbit and I would love to take her but I'm worried because the reason she was unwanted in the first place is because she can't be spayed. The little mite gets so stressed travelling and being at a vets that she hurts herself or becomes very ill, apparently this happened when she received her vaccinations and the vet advised against putting her through anything similar again which put the original owner off.
So, my concern is that her and Alfie are best pals now but when she reaches sexual maturity could she become aggressive towards little Alf?
Me and Alf both really want her but is it practical to have a female bun that can't be spayed with a male bunny?
Any advice would me much appreciated, I'm a bit stuck!
Alfie & Mum
Something doesn't make sense here. This isn't the same vet you take your bun to is it? I would be concerned. Another thought though is perhaps your friend just doesn't want to get her spayed and made up an excuse. I would look into this more.
I also think LBJ10 has a good point, maybe your friend didn't want to say that she just didn't want to get the rabbit spayed. Spays can be expensive. Also since the rabbit is only 3 months old and females usually are spayed at 6 months, it would be a little early to make a decision like that.
I hope you're able to find a solution!
Thank you everyone for replying.
I got a bit more detail on the little lady last night including her vet's number, so I spoke to the vet this morning. He is a very good vet and said that the bun has a sinus issue which presents itself when she is stressed and it makes her pant. For this reason she couldn't go under an anaesthetic but he would never recommend not bringing her to see a vet if she needed help, just to clear that bit up.
We brought her home this morning anyways before my friend took her to a rescue so I guess I'll just have to see how it goes!