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Santa
24-07-2010, 10:15 AM
Lou is on her way over at the moment, we're going to see if we can get Dudley to bond in with the lops :shock:

Wish us luck please!

weeble
24-07-2010, 10:17 AM
Good luck

XMissySJx
24-07-2010, 10:28 AM
good luck!! x

Nicola1
24-07-2010, 10:28 AM
Good luck!! Seems like everyone is trio bonding at the minute!

mich8
24-07-2010, 10:58 AM
Good luck with the bonding :)

MissMinnie
24-07-2010, 10:59 AM
Good luck! Are they boys or girls?

SarahP
24-07-2010, 11:04 AM
Sending peaceful bunny vibes to you!! :rabbit2:

wally4eva
24-07-2010, 11:15 AM
Good Luck!!!!!! Sending lots of fall in love at first sight vibes:D:wave:

tdsouza
24-07-2010, 12:39 PM
good luck

Santa
24-07-2010, 01:12 PM
:wave: 2 hours in and they're still in the same pen! Heather has groomed Dudley a little and they are reasonably settled-ish together. If it was just those two I'd be happy that things would work out fine...Harry however is being a right grumpy little :censored: and is growling and attacking Dudley at every opportunity :roll:

We're going to stick with it though and hopefully they'll calm down during the afternoon...

Santa
24-07-2010, 04:02 PM
Progress?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/AlisonA/Photo009.jpg

XMissySJx
24-07-2010, 04:06 PM
awwww:love:

SarahP
24-07-2010, 08:22 PM
Looks like an in-depth conversation! :D

donnamt
24-07-2010, 08:24 PM
awwwww i forgot you was trying this today :love::love::love::love:

dont look like you need my vibes but ill send em anyhows :love::love::love:

weeble
24-07-2010, 08:25 PM
That doesnt look bad for a few hours in :D

Jack's-Jane
24-07-2010, 08:26 PM
Looking good !! :D

fluffiebunnie
24-07-2010, 08:30 PM
Good luck!

Hugo's There
24-07-2010, 08:31 PM
Yay :D:D

Maybe Dudley could have a word with Wesley :roll:

Santa
24-07-2010, 11:22 PM
Dudley and Harry are still having a bit of a stand-off but they are getting better. Dudley has humped both the others so far, much to their disgust :lol: and he and Heather have groomed each other but he and Harry still have some way to go. I'm hoping for a quiet-ish night; Dudley has been stamping pretty much constantly all day, they all seem to be calming down now though and I've just turned the light off so hopefully they'll all settle down for a nap...

In a change from the previous technique of sleeping with bonding buns in the kitchen, this time I have decided to bring the dog crate to the bedroom and kick hubby out into the spare room :oops:

XMissySJx
24-07-2010, 11:25 PM
:lol::lol: buns come first :D

im glad its going well, fingers crossed for a good night!

Santa
25-07-2010, 10:11 AM
*yawns*

The night went something like this...

11:30-1:30 - much stamping, scrabbling and ripping of newspaper interspersed with some humping

1.30am fall asleep

3.30am wake up to the sensation of having wee flicked over me :? Cat comes over to investigate, wants attention, pat cat on head, doze back off.

5am it starts to get light and bunnies start getting noisy with their scrabbling and paper ripping again

6.30am Dudley finds his libido and starts humping both buns. Harry takes it all in his stride (he can probably barely feel the little fella on his back!) Heather accepts it for a while then decides she's had enough and she's going to hump back. Cue some scuffling.

As I type, Heather is sitting next to Dudley grooming him. Everyone has groomed everyone else at least once, although admittedly Harry's groom of Dudley was assisted by the presence of apple and pear baby food :lol:

So although I am reaaaally tired and they're still a bit skippy (and as the lops in particular are used to a playhouse with 12*6 run 24 hours a day they are horribly bored and so getting destructive) things are much more settled this morning and I'm hopeful that it will all work out ok :)

SarahP
25-07-2010, 10:19 AM
*sends a strong cuppa over*

Santa
25-07-2010, 10:24 AM
Already had three of those Sarah :lol:

Just took this pic...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/AlisonA/Photo010.jpg

Harry is now lying with his head stretched forward so all three of them are nose to nose in the corner. This is definitely good progress :)

louise and Gus
25-07-2010, 10:56 AM
Well that definitely sounds promising! At least Harry isn't reacting to the humping :)

Santa
25-07-2010, 10:59 AM
I must have spoken too soon, because he just did :lol: Nothing bad though, and Dudley ran off and they calmed straight down again. They're all flopped out and/or grooming :) and I'm having another cup of tea and the last muffin!

nursecroft
25-07-2010, 11:03 AM
Sounds good!! So pleased your bonding them, im excited for you! :wave:

louise and Gus
25-07-2010, 11:04 AM
Oh yummy! They are good muffins :) I can see they have been busy with tearing paper, messy buns

Santa
25-07-2010, 11:08 AM
Yeah they made an amazing racket all night scrabbling at the paper and ripping it, and the thumping of course :roll: Fortunately OH said that he hadn't heard a thing :lol:

Santa
25-07-2010, 11:10 AM
Sounds good!! So pleased your bonding them, im excited for you! :wave:

Thank you :wave: I really hope it works, it'll be far better if they can all live together in one enclosure. I'm off work this week so I'm planning on keeping them in the dog crate all week and then moving them into Dudley's hutch for another week before finally moving them back to the enclosure in a couple of weeks time. In the meantime I plan to totally clean out and re-make the enclosure, including with a lid that I can actually open instead of having to crawl in!

Well, that's the plan anyway!

SarahP
25-07-2010, 11:26 AM
Is that the dog crate I borrowed all those years ago??

Santa
25-07-2010, 11:32 AM
Nope that one lives with Louise and Gus' mum these days :lol: I traded it in for two slightly smaller ones :)

It's a small world innit :lol:

SarahP
25-07-2010, 11:35 AM
I just suddenly wondered if it was the one. I was so grateful for the loan of that at the time. :) I don't think you ever saw how much it filled the tiny kitchen - we had to walk round it with great difficulty, and virtually had to install a traffic light system! :lol:

MissMinnie
25-07-2010, 12:02 PM
Pleased to see things are looking good. I would love a group of 3.....


but daren't try.

lja401
25-07-2010, 01:50 PM
We'd love to have 3 too but our two are such pals that it would worry me bringing in a third bunny. Keep us updated :D

Mazda
25-07-2010, 02:09 PM
sounds promising, there is alot of bonding going on atm!! :)

Santa
25-07-2010, 06:10 PM
We'd love to have 3 too but our two are such pals that it would worry me bringing in a third bunny. Keep us updated :D

This was my worry too as Harry and Heather are so close, I must admit I wouldn't do it out of choice, I'm really doing it out of necessity as Dudley has recently been bereaved and having one group instead of getting another and continuing with two pairs is better for me right now.

At the moment, Heather is dividing her time pretty equally between sitting with Harry and sitting with Dudley. Harry spends part of his time grooming Dudley and part of it attacking him :? It's been a day and a half so far and I haven't had to separate them completely at all so I am still feeling optimistic. I have completely cleared out and disinfected Dudley's hutch today so it has plenty of time to 'air' before I hopefully try moving them in there for a while later this week.

Santa
26-07-2010, 11:10 AM
After some mad humping and chasing at approx 5am all is now calm :) We have happy flops and grooming between all buns. It just seems to kick off at dawn and dusk - and it's all Dudley's doing - but he has at least laid down properly today so I think he is starting to relax more now. Hopefully that's the worst of it over and I should get a full night's sleep tonight...?

Bavarian Bunny
26-07-2010, 11:18 AM
Oh, I hope they will give you a quiet night finally. It is full moon today, so don't set your hopes too high just yet. :lol:

Amy & Amber
26-07-2010, 11:21 AM
:love: sending vibes!

Shellypops
26-07-2010, 11:21 AM
i want three, but am going try next year, as my two have only been bonded since april, and don't want to rock their bond just yet. Do you think that a 9ft by 7ft room would be big enough for a three?? and then freerange time in the house ??:?

Bluesmum
26-07-2010, 11:53 AM
sounds good so far....hope it continues that way :wave:

louise and Gus
26-07-2010, 11:57 AM
After some mad humping and chasing at approx 5am all is now calm :) We have happy flops and grooming between all buns. It just seems to kick off at dawn and dusk - and it's all Dudley's doing - but he has at least laid down properly today so I think he is starting to relax more now. Hopefully that's the worst of it over and I should get a full night's sleep tonight...?

Sounding good! What is it with buns deciding to get frisky at 5 in the morning, this is Poppy's trick too :roll:

SarahP
26-07-2010, 12:08 PM
Downright anti-social... :roll: Fingers crossed the worst is over.

Boudicca
26-07-2010, 02:21 PM
It all sounds like it's going great!!! Well done buns keep it up and fingers crossed for a peaceful night tonight!

KarenM
26-07-2010, 02:23 PM
Awww, it all sounds promising. I hope you get some sleep tonight. :lol::lol:

Santa
26-07-2010, 02:34 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/AlisonA/Photo003.jpg

Where's Dudley? :lol:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/AlisonA/Photo005.jpg

SarahP
26-07-2010, 02:35 PM
Awww... they're sharing! :love:

louise and Gus
26-07-2010, 02:39 PM
Awww Dudley is in the middle! :love::love::love:

Heather looks rather comfy snuggling up to Dudley doesn't she :D

Santa
26-07-2010, 05:18 PM
It's just gone 5pm and he's humping them both again :roll: He's obviously on a 12-hour hump cycle :lol: I hope this is the last one as I won't be impressed with sleep deprivation for a third night running!

nursecroft
26-07-2010, 05:23 PM
Keep going, you're doing great, behave little bunnies!!!

UsagiYojimbo
26-07-2010, 06:38 PM
:love: they look so happy

CazScho
26-07-2010, 06:51 PM
That looks and sounds pretty promising!! Fingers crossed for a quiet night for you all!

donnamt
26-07-2010, 07:08 PM
:love::love::love::love::love:

Santa
26-07-2010, 10:42 PM
*sighs* everything would be fine if he didn't keep trying to hump the pair of them! He's been at it since about 5pm and only stopped temporarily when I put them all in the pet carrier together. They're starting to get really cross with him constantly pestering them and I'm worried it's going to end in a fight. He's humming and buzzing like an unneutered buck and everything :?

KarenM
26-07-2010, 10:44 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/AlisonA/Photo003.jpg

Spot the greedy piggy on the left who's too engrossed in nomming to look at the camera. :lol::lol::lol:

Santa
26-07-2010, 11:56 PM
Helllllllp please http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=238356