I haven't been on for awhile, but here I am again! As an update: I have two really big rabbits, who are already bonded to each other. They are in love, and have been since we got them. Wabbit and Thumper are their names; Wabbit is a male, about 4 years, and Thumper is female, about 5 years.
Now's the tricky part. My boyfriend and I got a baby bunny. Long story short, we were at a pet store to buy bunny toys, and saw this bunny. We watched her there for a couple of weeks, and had to rescue her from that bad place. I know, I know.. it's better to adopt.. our first two are adopted. We just loved the little bunny so much, and hated to leave her there in that bad glass tank at the pet shop.
Anyway, now we have a bonded pair, and one young female, Bella. She's about 9 weeks. We've tried to introduce the two to Bella, and it started out just ok.. Thumper lunged at her, not very nicely, but Wabbit licked her head. Since then, it's been up and down. Mostly down. Both Wabbit and Thumper have tried to bite her (me and my boyfriend closely supervise, and we get bitten instead...). We tried putting them together 2 at a time, and also tried feeding them together 2 at a time. There's really no progress though (it's been only 2 weeks, and we've only tried to introduce them in neutral territory maybe 5 times).
The real problem now is that when we put Bella next to the two big rabbits (separated by a fence), the two big rabbits get aggravated.. Wabbit and Thumper have started actually getting mad at each other, and today they bit each other and chased each other.. not in a nice way..
Is this going to break up the already bonded pair? Is it better to just accept that they're never going to be a trio, or could this possible happen with some work? Our first priority is to keep our already pair bonded... Baby Bella can have her own space, if necessary, but it would just be so much nicer if they could all run around together (side note: the two bonded ones have the run of the living room... Bella is in an X-pen in our bedroom).
I'm attaching a pic of me with Wabbit and Thumper, and then one of Bella..