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Last Post by Beka27 at 5/21/2012 1:23 AM (3 Replies)
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User is Offline New Bunny Mum
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5/20/2012 2:53 AM

Hello All.

I'm giving serious thought to getting another bunny for pancakes to bond with, we have the space and finances for a second bunny, and with so many in rescue it seems bad not to, not to mention that as my partner and I both work full time it would be lovely for Pancakes to have some company when we are out.

We have a fantastic rescue centre not too far from us, so adopting another bunny will be straightforward, and we can take pancakes along for some speed dating!

My only real concern is that from what I have been reading, once the new bunny is brought home, we will have to slowly introduce the pair on neutral territory. As Pancakes is now a completely free range house bunny, her scent will already be all over my house, with no where she hasn't been. 

Does anyone have any suggestions for ways that we can get around this?

Many thanks all. x

User is Offline Stickerbunny
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5/20/2012 4:33 AM
Bathtub, or a clothes basket.

User is Offline bunnyfriend
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5/20/2012 5:44 AM
After your buns are ready to move on from bathtub/clothes basket bonding you could wipe down a small area like a hallway with vinegar/water spray if you don't have carpeted floors. It worked for me
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User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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5/21/2012 1:23 AM
I would stop allowing her to be free roam for awhile before adopting a second bunny. Try giving her just one room, not roam of the entire house. It won't work to have one bunny free range and the other locked up during bonding anyways. They will both eventually need to be confined (but in close proximity) for the vast majority of the day.

If having a rabbit free range is a goal of yours, I would think seriously about whether or not you want a second rabbit. Not all bunnies can be free, so if the bonded mate can't be free roam, that means she won't be able to be either. Litter training can go bonkers before and after bonding (sometimes perfect habits do not return), not to mention the new bunny may be more destructive than she is. Your bun does not absolutely need to have a mate, as long as she gets some interaction each day.
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