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I have 2 netherland dwarf rabbits named Hoops and Yoyo. They are now about 4 and a half months old. In the beggining (for the first 2 months) they were so perfect together, cuddling, sleeping next to each other, grooming each other, not leaving each others side. When the hit about 3 and a half months old they started having huge fights which involved them literally bouncing off the walls of the cage. It was quite scary. The solution to this was to buy another cage and separate them. The reason for these actions occurring was obviously because of puberty, so about two weeks ago I had them both neutered, and they're pretty much all healed from surgery. Hoops has been doing great, but Yoyo, even before the surgery was just buck wild and taking lunges at every one and biting every one (breaking the skin). These actions are still occurring. Will this ever stop? And I am so scared that Hoops and Yoyo will never be able to stay in the same cage again and have the brother bond that they once had. I know it takes 2 weeks to 2 months for the effect of the neutering to take place (calming the bunny down etc) but I am just really scared that they won't ever be able to stay together again any thoughts?
I am new to the forum and to bunny motherhood. I took my two bunnies, Barley and Hops, because they were brothers and I didn't want them separated. They started fighting a few weeks before I had them neutered, however, post surgery it is much worse. Their attacks seem to be immediate whereas before it would build up, the would scuffle and separate but now there has even been blood and it is hard for us to get them apart! It is awful and it is breaking my heart. Barley is charging poor Hops the second he seems him..even if Hops huddles in the corner and "submits". Hops is so scared and I don't want to get rid of Barley..we are on week 4 and they are 6 months old...
HAs it gotten better for you or does anyone else have advice to get them bonded again?
Hi HopsNBarley, welcome to Binky Bunny!
I've put a link below that should take you to a page where you can start your own thread in the Bonding subforum for this.
This thread is from 2012 and we ask that members do not reply to old threads. It brings them up in the list of current topics and causes some confusion.
Just CLICK HERE to begin your own thread. PM me if you have any troubles with it!
Just a quick bit of advice regarding your rabbits, I would definitely post-pone any bonding work with them for now. It's too soon post neuter and hormones would still be affecting behaviour.
I will lock this thread now so no more replies can be added.