View Full Version : rescue bun isn't speyed - crumbs!

06-09-2009, 09:49 AM
Hi all

Two weeks ago we rescued Sierra as a mate for Rambi. Anyway, the bond had been ok after 2-3 days at every stage except the last one - together for many hours at a time. They had a massive fight (trying to grab genitals)and are now completely apart because he is terrified of her.

It turns out that she isn't speyed (we thought she was). If we get her speyed will we still be able to bond her with Rambi or is there no hope because of the fighting/fear factor?



06-09-2009, 10:27 AM
First, Is Rambi neutered, Im guessing so!

As it takes a few weeks to recover from a spay I would totally seperate, in different rooms and let them forget about each other. Then when you re-bond have something strong smelling to put on their noses, vanilla, lavander etc. so that they can't smell each other, and there fore are not reminded of their last encounter.

As always do bondings in neutral territory, and put them back in to a throughly cleaned permenant area.

Good Luck

06-09-2009, 10:54 AM
He is neutered - most definitely!

We did week 1 of the bond in neutral territory but it was going well so Week 2 has been in their permanent home (with separate hutches, supervision, restricted access etc).

Now they have fought in their permanent home is the place forever tarnished with memory of their fight?