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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > New bunny owner of 3 Holland Lops!
Last Post by Skipper's Mama at 10/23/2012 2:16 PM (49 Replies)
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User is Offline tanlover14
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10/18/2012 6:16 AM
The safest would be to wait until they're all done -- I KNOW how hard it seems to wait to bond them... I was soooo antsy about it !!! I just wanted to do it right away! But in the end it will be better for them to be bonded when they are all done with no hormones involved. You'll also have to keep the male away from the female after he is neutered also so that would just come in the middle of your bonding process. My little hellions were SOOO angry. We had started bonding them BEFORE all the neuters/spays, ect. and BOY were they angry when we wouldn't let the others out because they couldn't be together. They'd literally try tearing open the other cages doors. No joke! LOL.
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User is Offline sweethoneybuns
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10/18/2012 3:18 PM

I actually did! My youngest daughter said, in her precious little kid voice, "Mommy, I don't like this. How come they can't just make a baby if they want? If they love each other, isn't it okay?" LOL, she's only 6! She even said "It's okay because it's not going to come for a really long time so we have a lot of time to get ready like Auntie did." I had so much to explain to her, haha. My younger sister just had a baby so she learned not too long ago that it takes about 9 months for a baby to be born. She hates that they can't play together.. & I had to tell her she had to wait atleast another 2-3mos for that to happen. She's so sad!

 

The bunnies are starting to warm up to my kids though. My kids let them out (one at a time) & let them hop around. My kids even recently started doing their homework on the floor just so they could be near the bunnies when they're out, haha. I know it's not going to be another few months until I can start bonding all the bunnies with each other.. but I'm glad that this wait is giving the bunnies a chance to bond with my kids. They're all so cute & happy together, I love it!


User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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10/19/2012 4:41 AM
Posted By jerseygirl on 10/16/2012 07:55 PM
Posted By Elrohwen on 10/16/2012 09:03 AM

My bunnies are so much messier than my puppy!

Waaaaait a minute! I have not heard you got a puppy nor seen pictures. Did I miss? No wonder you haven't been on the forums as much of late.
Yeah, I keep meaning to make a post in the lounge about him, but I can't get any good pictures on my own because he just rushes the camera. Haha. DH and I need to get it together and have a photoshoot this weekend.

- Elrohwen

User is Offline Elrohwen
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10/19/2012 4:45 AM
Giving them time to bond with your kids is great! In my experience, bunnies who have that one-on-one time with people end up much friendlier once bonded. The bunnies who never bonded with a person before bonding with another bun tend to be in their own little bunny world. Doing homework with the bunnies is also a great way to bond (just wait until the kids go to school with nibbles on the corners of their homework! haha). We often recommend people just sit on the floor and read a book or something, so quiet activities are great to allow bunnies to get used to you on their own terms.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline sweethoneybuns
Long Beach, CA
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10/19/2012 11:07 AM

Peaches, Marshmallow, & Buttercup! Kind of blurry.. but you can still see their cuteness.

 


User is Offline Svandis
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10/19/2012 2:15 PM
They are adoreble!

User is Offline Elrohwen
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10/19/2012 5:05 PM
Omg, those are the cutest things ever!! I have a super soft spot for hollands (my Otto is a holland and Hannah is a mini) and those are some adorable ones :-)
- Elrohwen

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/19/2012 6:15 PM
Oh. My. God. They are absolutely beautiful! (And Mr. Handsome, of course! )


It's a good thing for them to bond with your children for sure! And I've spent many a day with my book just sitting there and that's when they eventually began hopping on my back and sniffing my back and nudging me. It's like whenever I ignored them, they'd suddenly be interested.
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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10/21/2012 5:18 AM
They are so sweet!!!!!
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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10/23/2012 2:16 PM
They're precious! =] Doing homework on the floor is a great idea! I sit on the floor with my bun and do my homework. I have a few bite marks in my notebooks. ;p
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