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My gf and I have a 1 year old Holland Lopp and are considering getting a female Lop or Rex as a companion. Pretty much every place we have read about says that we should have both rabbits altered prior to introducing them and that the female needs about 2 weeks to fully heal after being spayed. My question is how would this work if the female is younger than 6 months (the recommended age for spaying)? Would we be ok introducing them and then having her spayed when she reaches 6 months and sperating them for two weeks or somehow keep them completely seperate until after she is spayed/heals?
Is your exsisting bun male or female? and are they neutered or not?
Edit: Duhh i just noticed your post subject >.< oops *puts on dunce hat and goes and sits in corner*
I can definitely relate to the fluffy puff ball syndrome..but if you watch some rescue videos or look on petfinder you'll see that there is soo many rabbits who just need someone to love so badly. They're just as cute and you're giving a rabbit a good life that it so much deserves. I have to bite my tongue..and typing fingers OFTEN because I see baby bunnies that I'd LOVE to have but I have to keep reminding myself of all those bunnies in rescues that need me!!!
Well I talked to her about the idea and I guess I was wrong on what I thought she wanted. Apparently she is open to the idea of adopting a rabbit. This was even more true when I told her about bunny dates and such!
In light of this I do have a couple more questions. I have put in several hours of research online so far and have come up with minimal results when it comes to the rabbits that we are looking for. Our tastes are in either a Mini Rex or another Holland Lop. It would need to be a female and already spayed. Additionally the age range that we would like would be the 6months to 1.5 year range to match our current Holland. White is also not an option because she is not fond of red eyed bunnies.
We are in the MInneapolis area of Minnesota and would like help finding foster agencies/shelters.
Well, you have to be pretty open when it comes to shelter rabbits and to finding a friend for your rabbit. Also age should not matter and you should try to be open to that if you could.
Try not to limit yourself too much and base it on the rabbit's personality and even more on what your rabbit wants.
Contact the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society:
Sarita, you brought something up in that comment that I had been wondering about...when we look into getting Tucker a friend we were thinking that we wanted one under like 3 years of age basically to make sure that if the rabbit was older that it didn't have a much shorter life left then Tucker because I figured he'd be devastated then. Is that really something that I should worry about though or do you think he'd be ok? I ask because once I get him fixed (I'll say that rather then neuter/spayed since the he/she is up in the air LOL) I'd like to just take him in and let HIM choose because really it's going to be who he has to live with!! But I was wondering if I would be better of only having younger buns there or if any age would work out..
That is actually the very reason that we wanted to go with one in that age range.