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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BONDING > Poor Pudge!
Last Post by MooBunnay at 1/11/2009 4:09 PM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline 2lops
London,Ontario
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1/10/2009 9:01 AM

My poor lil' Pudge, all he wants to do is meet Leila while all Leila wants to do is take a chunk out of him. Yesterday I gave them playtime at the same time and set up 2 pens next to eachother. The only place they were able to meet is where the NIC cubes ran across, the NIC pen is small because we didn't have enough cubes to finish it so its only one cub high, but I'm always there making sure no one gets the idea of making a unscheduled playdate. At one point when they were both standing on their hinds, Leila was trying to get at his paws which were sticking through but Pudge was smart enough to know that if he stands up high enough there's no wire separating them,.. so he starting sniffing/nuzzling her head (which she didn't even notice!) while her head was a bit lower focusing on banishing his paws. Whenever he's beside the pen she decides to *try* to get some of his fur. Poor sprawled out unsuspecting Pudge. Guess I'll have to make seperate play times. Maybe this behaviour is because Leila isn't spayed.... Hopefully it will change once I do get her spayed... I'm thinking I'll have to use a stunt double for extra precautions anyways. Jeez, you think the male would be the aggresive one For some reason I'm thinking this bond won't be as easy as the first bond where the female was an extremely shy, sweet bun and didn't care when Pudge mounted her  -_-'

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User is Offline BB
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1/10/2009 9:30 AM

NOTE: I moved this to Bonding section.

Females can get very aggressive too as you are finding out. They have more at stake in sense as their instincts are telling them to protect their territory since it will be the place she will have future babies. (of course, she won't really, but her instincts don't know that) And of course because she is not spayed, this is not abnormal. When you do get her spayed, just note it can take over a month for the hormones to die down, so during that time you might just add a stunt double in to get her used to Pudges scent and that way the scent of Pudge will be non-threatening - as stunt doubles are very passive of course

When is she getting spayed?

Be careful that they can't nip each other's lips or face now. I have seen nasty nasty bites this - even through cages/pens

Poor Pudge for now though.  (love that name by the way)

Keep us updated. 


User is Offline 2lops
London,Ontario
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1/10/2009 8:10 PM
Thanks for the info! I'll definately find a stunt double for Leila while she's calming down. :]

We're not sure when she's getting spayed yet. We still have to set an appointment for her checkup/examination to make sure she's in good shape/not to old for the spay. Better call tomorrow.

They won't be getting anymore time together, Leila is just too protective -_-

tnx for the compliment, I'll be sure to update and post how the checkup goes.
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User is Offline MarkBun
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1/11/2009 12:39 AM
I think that you'll want to wait for the spay to have the hormones die down but a few days after that, you can start switching their litter boxes too. That is a good way for them to get a good scent of the other about.
My bonding quest with Maryann - Read about a less than easy bonding with two buns - but they did bond!

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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1/11/2009 4:09 PM
The switching litterboxes is definitely a good idea, I also buy fleece blankets and switch those as well so that they can snuggle up with the other bunny's smell. My ones that are in the bonding process also nip through the cages, I just try to break up the fight ASAP because one of my boys has a scar on his lip from a fight like that (I tell him that it gives him character )
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