Rabbit Bonding Nightmare!!
by Samantha Pearcey
Putting on the Riz!
'Silver' is my lop eared dwarf rabbit and a right little madam!
She's 2 years old and has enjoyed being an indoor rabbit all her life.
Unfortunately, her best friend, sister and companion sadly passed away just before Christmas 2014.
I searched high an low for another companion for Silver and eventually found 'Riz', a wonderful Continental Giant!
Riz is very vocal, she runs in circles around the living room all the time groaning and moaning! Its very funny!
But Silver gets very moody about this and bites her. Then Silver bit Riz so badly that there are now two deep slashes on the inside of her thigh showing flesh! I was terrified!
I took them both outside, making sure they were on equal ground, and they began to bond.
However, Riz sprays Silver which then makes her mad and the chasing starts. Madness, chasing and spraying and strong smelly peepee everywhere!
They are now getting along but only in small doses. They sleep separately and therefore love and appreciate each others company after hours apart.
But now BABY Riz is bigger than Silver! She still likes to cuddle Silver and slowly creeps up behind her just to get a quick snuggle!
But Silver likes her own space much more than Riz and she gets tired of the over excitedness EVERY time they are together. Silver shows her displeasure by circling Riz and spraying her with smelly scent!
I'm tired of all this and I am not one to give up at all, but I'm getting there slowly and would really appreciate any tips or advice to help me and the rabbits out or make the situation better.
I would be very grateful for any comments.
Many thanks ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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