Adopted bunny from animal shelter*Pics* Advice on adding another bun?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by legacyln, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. legacyln

    legacyln Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 18, 2008
    Jefferson City, MO
    We adopted Cocoa Puff from the local animal shelter (already had the name, we like it!).
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    She is a 4 mo. old lop who is being spayed tomorrow and we are to pick up in the afternoon. She is from a litter that was seized due to neglect and several littermates died; all the others were adopted. already or we would have adopted 2 together.

    Meanwhile, I saw some Dutch buns at the feed store. You know where this is going, right? I think Cocoa Puff needs a pal, shelter folks say she got along great with her littermates and now she's alone. And I have fond memories of a Dutch who lived at a place I worked in college-- neat perky personalities. So I feel the need to break down and go back to the feed store next week to see if there are any Easter "leftovers"... Thought if possible I would opt for a male.

    My hutch is actually 2 cages next to eachother with one roof. Was thinking that I would put them in the cages next to eachother and later if they like one another, take out the partition so they can live together. Good idea? Ideas on introducing them?

    I have a a roll of woven wire I'm going to use to make a little exercise area in the grass, that might be my best bet for putting them together to see if they might co-habitate peacefully.
     
  2. Hippie Chickie

    Hippie Chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only get a male if you are going to neuter him. They do spray and hump anything that moves. We have eating bunnies and I was moving our male one day. He had been without female company for a bit and I got a nice suprise on my leg. Yeah, I made the mistake of telling my DH about that and well, Him and our friends got a laugh out of it. I was just a bit embarrised. The best way to intro them is to put them both in a box or carrier that neither have been in and take them for a car ride. The jostling about forces them to huddle together for comfort and not have time to think about being territorial. I have read, but can't really tell for a fact that for companionship bunnies do best with same sex pairings. www.rabbit.org is a website devoted to educating the public about pet rabbits. Enjoy the bunnies. they do have such wonderful personalities.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Wonderful!!! Thats the way to go, adopt, don't shop. Very very cute. Congratulations on your new additon! [​IMG]
     
  4. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Aww!! She is precious! makes me miss my Holland Lop bun bun!
     
  5. herbandteas

    herbandteas Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think as long as she gets enough attention she would be happy but getting a buck you should get him fixed too just to keep him from humping and spraying. My holland lop buck is slowly growing out of it the spraying but not the humping. Of course I have a doe that is unspaded that he has tried to breed so we shall see if it works or not. I love the lop breeds.
     
  6. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I didnt know you could spay a rabbit, but then why not, just never thought of that before. Are you going to keep her in the house and littler train her? That would be neat.........
     

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