Bunny Bonding Blues
Zoey Grooming Ralphie
I have a year old mixed breed rabbit named Zoey, who used to be bonded to her sister.
Sadly, her sister passed away and (since, Zoey has been declared healthy) we have been on the hunt for a hubby for her.
First we went to a trial period with a rabbit named Ben. Zoey HATED him and vice versa. He was over-interested in her and constantly annoyed her, they always fought.
So, after a month of that we went back to the drawing board.
We went on another trial period with a calm, sweet lionhead boy named Ralphie. They get along much better and I can see them definitely being bonded.
However, we are kind of stuck. Zoey will groom him pretty much every session multiple times. But when she doesn't groom him she is constantly trying to nip his underbelly and get him to move from HIS litter box.
We have had a lot of success with the bathtub but they have to move on from it since they do nothing when in there.
I took out the litter boxes and try to correct Zoey every time she goes to nip him because he rarely fights back, but I don't know how to stop all her territorial behavior.
Should I leave it alone and let them work it out?
How do I get them out of this rut?
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