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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BONDING > The Tale of Bunjamin Franklin (Photo Bomb)
Last Post by jerseygirl at 11/06/2012 4:47 PM (72 Replies)
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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11/01/2012 4:02 AM
Thank you mocha for responding. We were in a living room that I had cleaned so it was neutral inside my xpen. We left Andy out but I hate to leave it completely since we can't reach over to stop fights. Maybe I should get the broom though and step out. We were in there for at least a half hour maybe more. Too much freedom would be...? We don't let them out for run time together cuz I know that would end bad.

User is Offline mocha200
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11/01/2012 5:09 AM
With bonding you want to slowly increase the space you let them have together. Like with my bunnies I did the NIC cube (only for one session though), the Bathtub, then an xpen, then a hallway, then the living room. Just slowly increasing the space you give them. I honestly don't think that they would fight in the xpen you have them in now to be honest. My bunnies only fought once or MAYBE twice during the whole bonding process and it started out with chasing. You bunnies seem to be relaxed from what you described above.
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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11/01/2012 5:19 AM
There has been a few times when Bunjamin was really humpy that Sweets would run away and he would chase but I also distracted him with food in that case. lol or pets. I think the space thing I've probably screwed up because we've been in many different spaces for bonding (different sized bathrooms, etc)

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/01/2012 7:02 AM
It really did sound like a good session, FF! You should be happy -- your buns are doing much better than so many other accounts I've read! Just remember that bonding can take months of work! So you're definitely on the right track for bonded bunnies!

As for giving them more room... I wouldn't give them more room until you feel confident that you can leave them alone in the space you are giving them now without worrying about them fighting. That is the goal. As they achieve that, then THAT is when you expand the area they have. Gradual by gradual is what you have to do.

Don't get down though... it's so frustrating but in the end it is COMPLETELY worth it and from the sounds of it your little babies are on the right track! And quite quickly. Just remember -- ALWAYS end on a good note. If they fight, break it up and do something so it ends positive like giving treats and such! Bonding bunnies is almost ALWAYS going to have some scuffles. So I wouldn't worry. Everyone, including us, fights with friends. It's just a fact of life. And it's a fact of life for bunnies that they MUST work out who the top bun is. So DON'T FRET! Positive thoughts! And try not to be so stressed or worried with your buns when they are in bonding sessions! (I know it's difficult!) But they can sense your anxiety and that may put them on edge! Even if one session goes badly, make it end on a positive note, and take it as it goes! The sessions sound very good but your confidence doesn't! Work on that confidence girly! Give them both some credit! They could def be taking to each other much worse!

I'm excited for you, FF! In my opinion, you're off to a very good start. I'm excited for your little guys to become bonded!
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User is Offline tanlover14
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11/01/2012 7:02 AM
I just called Sweets a guy... Don't tell her! Little Babies to Bond! ****
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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11/01/2012 2:53 PM
lol I won't tell her TL. I guess this is where my impatience comes in. I like to see immediate results lol. *taking deep breath* I'll work on it!

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/01/2012 5:33 PM
I know the feeling. I seriously had to fight out the feeling not to just throw them all in together. They probably would've mangled each other with all the bunny bratitude radiating between the three of them!

Lots of deep breaths! And the more you keep us updated on your bonding -- the more we can help and tell you if you are over-stressing or thinking it too much! We get bunny bonding stories and you get LOTS of bunny bonding vibes!
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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11/01/2012 6:30 PM
Well I have bad news and good news. Bad news is looks like this isn't going to be a trio

Good news is I feel really good about our bonding session tonight. It lasted over an hour. I started off in the pen with them but stepped out and kept broom handy to separate them if necessary. It wasn't necessary. Bunjamin humped a lot, sure. But Sweets held her ground. If she didn't want it she ran away and there was only a couple times he started to follow her and stop.

They both did binkies in the pen. (haven't seen binkies from sweets in a week or so). And they both groomed each other without any interference from me. I actually refused to pet either one until the end I pet them together so we could end on good note.

Bunjamin actually does more grooming than sweets does. And he made her fur really soft. He groomed her for a good 5+ minutes straight! She flopped in the cage with him and tried to get him to cuddle. OH and they sat in the litter box together for about 7 minutes or so too. Just munching and pottying. I almost hate to separate them but I don't want to rush things like you guys said.

I have some pics and vids to share tomorrow since it's late and I'm tired but I wanted to share the good news

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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11/02/2012 9:34 AM
Oh so cuteeeee! I'm so glad it's going well! I'm cheering you guys on! =D

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/02/2012 10:28 AM
You're right!!!! I"M SQUEALING INSIDEEEEEEE!!!! I can't wait to see pictures of these little cuties alllllllll squished together in a litter box or cuddled up... OMGGGGGG. I'm so excited for you guys!!!
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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11/02/2012 12:34 PM
Here is a tidbit. I have to resize the rest:



User is Offline lmais
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11/02/2012 12:55 PM
Aaaawwwwww!!!! TOO CUTE! I'm so happy for you

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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11/02/2012 6:22 PM
Oh my goodness FF that is so cuteeeeee! =]]]]]]

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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11/03/2012 6:05 PM

So tonight during bonding....

THEY FLOPPED AND GROOMED EACH OTHER!

I know this is super shaky and not super clear but I didn't want to disrupt them:



User is Offline lmais
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11/04/2012 2:09 AM
Eeek!!! So adorable!!

User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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11/04/2012 3:33 AM
Awhhhh! That is too exciting! You have made so much progress in such a short amount of time! =]

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/04/2012 1:21 PM
I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU, FF! They are working out soooooo well!!! SO ADORABLE!
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User is Offline peppypoo
Texas
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11/04/2012 1:57 PM
Yayy!! So happy for you . They are sooo cute!
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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11/04/2012 2:42 PM
Thank you everyone! I am so happy about this. I want to scream it from the rooftops!

User is Offline lmais
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11/04/2012 2:48 PM
I think you should do binkies and flops instead
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