The Bunny Chat Thread - For Bunny Owners

SolarDuck

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Hey bunny owners, I've had my little Rabbi Cinnabon for a little over a year now, she is a Netherland dwarf. Now I am starting to look for a friend for her. I do plan to get her spayed before adding any friends, but I was wondering if it would be better to get a fixed male bunny, or a fixed female bunny to be her friend, which one would have a higher chance of bonding with her? I would really like her to have another bunny she is bonded too but i want to rescue not buy, I've been keeping an eye on my local Spca for a few months and they just got a male dwarf bunny in, and this is the first dwarf bunny I have ever seen there so I'm just wondering if having 1 spayed female and 1 fixed male as a bonded pair would cause any issues?
 

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EverythingDucks

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Hey bunny owners, I've had my little Rabbi Cinnabon for a little over a year now, she is a Netherland dwarf. Now I am starting to look for a friend for her. I do plan to get her spayed before adding any friends, but I was wondering if it would be better to get a fixed male bunny, or a fixed female bunny to be her friend, which one would have a higher chance of bonding with her? I would really like her to have another bunny she is bonded too but i want to rescue not buy, I've been keeping an eye on my local Spca for a few months and they just got a male dwarf bunny in, and this is the first dwarf bunny I have ever seen there so I'm just wondering if having 1 spayed female and 1 fixed male as a bonded pair would cause any issues?
It really depends on the individual rabbits, but typically, two does will fight more. Two bucks usually get along. And a buck and a doe usually get along the best.
This is only of both are fixed though.

It's also best to wait a few months after the rabbit is foxed for their hormones to "calm down".

101Rabbits and The Bunny Lady on YouTube have some good bonding videos if you want to check those out.

Good luck!
 

SolarDuck

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It really depends on the individual rabbits, but typically, two does will fight more. Two bucks usually get along. And a buck and a doe usually get along the best.
This is only of both are fixed though.

It's also best to wait a few months after the rabbit is foxed for their hormones to "calm down".

101Rabbits and The Bunny Lady on YouTube have some good bonding videos if you want to check those out.

Good luck!
Thanks so much!
 

Skye'sDucks

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Hey bunny owners, I've had my little Rabbi Cinnabon for a little over a year now, she is a Netherland dwarf. Now I am starting to look for a friend for her. I do plan to get her spayed before adding any friends, but I was wondering if it would be better to get a fixed male bunny, or a fixed female bunny to be her friend, which one would have a higher chance of bonding with her? I would really like her to have another bunny she is bonded too but i want to rescue not buy, I've been keeping an eye on my local Spca for a few months and they just got a male dwarf bunny in, and this is the first dwarf bunny I have ever seen there so I'm just wondering if having 1 spayed female and 1 fixed male as a bonded pair would cause any issues?
I agree with everything ducks; it really depends on the individual rabbit I believe. I've had two bonded pairs: two bucks together and a buck and a doe. (all fixed) Both pairs were great friends (each at a separate time). In my second pair, (male and female) my male Lion was a little meaner to Pumpkin (the female) at first and kind of throughout their time together, but they were always buddies and I think it was circumstantial. That's another thing to consider when bonding buns.

Lion is kinda a mean old rabbit lol and always had to be dominate, and he has lived in our hutch and with us for years before Pumpkin came along. So I see it as kind of natural that he was dominate and I took that as the explanation why he could be mean (just shoving her around really, no fighting) to Pumpkin.
Whereas when you look at his first buddy, Peanut (a male), we bonded them together in their brand-new hutch and put them in their new home together, and they never were mean to one another. It was a new place neither had lived in before.

Pumpkin (the female in the second pair) would try to fight for dominance kinda when first bonding them but in the end was pretty submissive to Lion. She was a very shy and sweet rabbit.
I think personality plays a huge role in how rabbits get along with one another. Because one rabbit will be the dominate one and one will have to submit. You can't really say if two rabbits will or won't get along until you try, but looking at the personalities of them might help you gauge this a little better or more accurately.
 

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