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Hi everyone! Well I am currenlty owned by two bunnies,Rascal and Binky .Rascal was spayed 3 weeks ago this thursday,and is doing very well. She is going through the getting rid of my hormones stage,what fun. She is a good girl though most of the time. Binky is currently staying at my sisters,until i got her spayed and healed. No real concerns for either bun,but I was reading up on flakey ears. I found an older post from someone whos bun had flakes on her ears but didnt have mites/fleas. Binky is going through that now,i had him at the vet friday, and she was concerned about the flakes. She tested for mites and fleas didnt see anything, just told me to watch him for the next week make sure it doesnt get worse. After reading that girls post ( i think it was a girl sorry if it wasnt) I think that he is just molting as well. My sister said this morning that she noticed a few small bald patches around his back area and he is shedding like mad. So I am hoping thats all it is! I cant wait to get Binky home already! I hope my girl will be nice and accept him lol. Im not sure how it will go. Both bunnies are friendly with our hamsters. Dont worry they arent together, cause i know bunnies could just thump and no more hammy. I just think its funny, that such a small critter could like something that could stomp him. Guess they know the bunny is not gonna eat him lol,unlike my cats. I will search through the forum for other things im wondering about,as to not double post something already asked. Though i just kinda did, (flake thing). Sorry. Well while im at it lol,any bonding advice before i search? I am looking into getting a dog type pen for them. I found a great huge cage someone put out for trash in my area (i cleaned it really really good) so Binkster is in it now, so happy and doesnt know what to do with all the room! So i was gonna return the cage i bought,and maybe get a pen instead. Im gonna go make my profile on here now,so yall know more about me. Thanks for reading!
Welcome RascalnBinks!! And what a cute avatar! And of course, I love your male bunny's name.
You've done really well so far in knowing to keep them separate until their hormones die down. Did you check out the bonding page yet? http://www.binkybunny.com/Default.aspx?tabid=63
Our forum "search" tool broke a few days ago, then seemed to work, and so we are working on that, but if it works for you, type in bonding and other's people's experiences and challenges will come up.
Have Rascal and Binky ever met each other? And if so did they fight or what was their reaction?
The most important things in regards to bonding, you already did - spay/neuter.
Then to introduce them in a neutral territory.
When they penned up just make sure they can't bite each other through each other's pen/cage. You can see what i did on the bonding page to allow them to sniff each other and hang out near each of if they wanted without hurting each other.
Though there are some basics that everyone can try, each bonding is unique and what may work for one pair, may upset another pair, so there is never really a one and final answer....it usually is a combination of different things to make it work for each bonding experience. So I would suggest following the basics from the bonding page, and then if things don't go quite as planned, post how it's going and let us all help you find solutions.
Again Welcome to BinkyBunny!! I'm sure others will stop by to tell you about what worked for them when bonding.