A New Bond - Is She Scared?
Rabbit Bonding - Fear or Love? ;-)
My 7 YR old lionhead sadly passed away and left my other 7YR old female alone.
She became very lonely and wasn't herself at all so after alot of contemplating we decided to try bond her with a new pal.
We chose a 4 yr old male who we rehomed from a centre.
After they had both been given a clean bill of health from the vet we started the introductions in neutral territory etc.
I wondered if anyone had any advice on the bond as these 2 buns naturally act very differently from my first couple I bonded.
The male basically is very interested in her and consistently trys to mount her making lots of grunting noises and the occasional stamp of a foot. He has never attacked her.
She allows him to mount her for short periods and just seems to admit defeat and lie down to let him do it! At least for a short while... she then will give him a wee warning after about ten minutes of this to back off.
I have been ending the bonding sessions at that point and then starting again the next day.
Is this the right thing to do?
I'm concerned that my female is scared of him and that is why she is being so submissive. She was very much the dominant one in her last coupling so her behaviour has taken me by surprise.
If anyone has any thoughts on this, I'd greatly appreciate it!
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