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Pinkpig84
19-06-2011, 08:31 PM
I have two rescue bunnies both girls and they live in our garden shed with a 2m x 2m run attached to the side, they have a cat flap to access this. We are looking to extend the outside area very soon as we just want them to be so happy :D The lady I got these lovely girls from has told me about two black boys she has that have been looking for a home for a long time and no one seems to want them as they are 7 months old now :cry: Does anyone know how well boys and girls mix? if they will be happy living in the same space or would I need to keep them seperate? I would love to give these boys a second chance but I don't want to upset my girls :wave:

weeble
19-06-2011, 08:32 PM
They would all need to be neutered for at least 6 weeks before you try to bond. The Duchess post on this thread is a good advice overview on bonding

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=294039

KarenM
19-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Some great advice on the actual bonding process in webble's post. :thumb: Plenty of people on here have groups of 4 or more bunnies that get on really well.

All I want to add though is that there is no 100% guarantee that the bond will work so, if you do decide to take these two boys, it should be on the understanding that you may have to keep them apart from the girls if it doesn't work out. :)

weeble
19-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Karen has made a good point about space if they dont bond. Do you have the space/ set up for two pairs? Also dont forget thats its double the vaccs cost.

Buying bales of hay can work out cheaper than buying small bags

Lops
19-06-2011, 08:43 PM
I had 2 pairs both m&f -- I decided to try them altogether to make 2boys & 2 girls, its worked fine,.....But as KarenM says, it may not work and you need to have space to house them if it doesn't. :wave:

Let us know what you decide?

weeble
19-06-2011, 08:44 PM
It might be worth asking a local rescue if they offer a bonding service for a fee. Bonding your owns buns is stressfull

clutterydrawer
19-06-2011, 08:46 PM
Boys and girls are the most stable pairing - I have a male/female pair and so do many other people here.

I help out at a rescue and when people come for a rabbit to pair with their existing one we always recommend the opposite sex.

I don't know much about group dynamics but have seen lots of successful mixed groups so I imagine it would be worth a try.

The really, really important thing is that they're all neutered! Or you'll have a group of a hundred, not a group of four ;)

good luck if you do go for it and remember to post pictures ;)

VickiP
19-06-2011, 08:59 PM
Maybe the rescue would agree to let you take your rabbits there for a date to test the water so to speak, good luck I'd look to extend the run if you go with a quad, although I appreciate they might get to run around the garden a bigger run would be better for 4 bunnies :wave: