Rabbit Bonding - When Will It Happen?
Maturity Brings Territory Issues
I have a 9 month old dwarf rabbit (Peanut) who was split up from his brother due to them fighting when they reached maturity.
Peanut's brother went to my friends house and successfully paired with her female rabbit.
Peanut stayed with us and became the most amazing house rabbit you could wish for.
He had some dental problems from birth so unfortunately has no front teeth.... But this doesn't stop him.
After some time on his own we noticed he was missing his brother so we got him a new rabbit.... Binky a female....
Well so we thought!
They bonded straight away but then, low-and-behold as maturity came in with the new rabbit, fighting broke out....
We took Binky to the vets and it turns out 'SHE' was actually a 'HE'. ARRRRGGGG!
So Peanut was back to square one and again Binky went to a friend who succeeded in pairing him with another female!
Which brings us to NOW....
I saw a post of someone getting rid of a female 18 month old lop as they could no longer look after her and I thought 3rd time lucky. Thus could be fate right???
So, I have had Lola for 4 days and these two just don't seem to be bonding.
I mean, is he destined to be on his own or is it us at fault on the bonding process.
All he wants to do is hump her but half way through he gives up and she just seems non-interested as if she would rather just be in our company without him.
Poor Peanut. With having no teeth he can't defend himself, so when she is peeved with him humping so much, it's Peanut that ends up with a bald butt.
Please can someone help?
I want them to both be happy.
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