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This morning my buns are very active, about half an hour ago I let them out of their enclosure, they started chasing each other, darting around the picnic table in circles and tearing at each other's fur. How can I tell if they're playing or fighting? They seem to get along with each other usually, but now there are bits of fluffy fur floating everywhere.
Posted By Elrohwen on 08/27/2012 11:42 AM
How old? Are they fixed? Do they live together full time? Chasing and pulling fur isn't a play behavior. Some bonded pairs will continue to do it long after being fully bonded, but the one getting his fur pulled doesn't enjoy it (my pair do this). If no blood was drawn it sounds more like a scuffle than a fight, but it can escalate quickly. If you're not around to supervise, I would think about separating them.