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Apache
19-08-2006, 11:07 AM
Introductions didn't go well this morning, the other rabbit turned on him, after his 4th attempt to hump her, and it turned into a huge scrap..

:cry:

Back to the drawing board..

Jx

xEMMAx
19-08-2006, 12:18 PM
Aww :(
He sounds like a lovely bun, he'll find a girlfriend soon :D

AprilShower
19-08-2006, 12:37 PM
Aww, sorry to hear that. :( I'm sure he'll find somebunny soon. :D

kayjay
19-08-2006, 04:54 PM
What a shame. Is it Alfred who doesn't get on with the ladies or is it more the ladies objecting to being humped? Also, why is he humping if he's been neutered - don't they lose the urge?

AlisonA
19-08-2006, 05:19 PM
why is he humping if he's been neutered - don't they lose the urge?

Humping is a sign of dominance as well as sexual friskiness. When you first introduce rabbits they use it to show the other rabbit that they are in charge. If the other bun accepts this, then great, but sometimes both rabbits want to be in charge and this can result in fights! It can also take 6 weeks or so for the hormones to wear off fully so some of the humping may well be hormonal.

Every now and then my neutered pairs hump each other (including the girls humping the boys!) It's not frequent but it certainly does still happen!

I hope you find a suitable soul-mate for Alfred very soon!

Apache
19-08-2006, 07:26 PM
Thanks, I've just checked again with the RSPCA and they have said it is 8 weeks since he was neutered..

I've arranged to take him to see Maddie who belogs to Kayj tomorrow..

So fingers crossed for that...

(hopefully Maddie will ignore his bald patch!).

He is such a laid back rabbit normally, and a poppet to handle, he just seems to get a bit OTT when he sees a "lady"

Jx

kayjay
19-08-2006, 07:36 PM
Fingers crossed Maddie is a nice submissive bunny who doesn't mind being humped :lol:

Good luck tomorrow

Kathryn xx

Apache
19-08-2006, 08:32 PM
Thanks Kathryn,

I hope Pippa is feeling much better now

Jules
xx

kayjay
19-08-2006, 09:53 PM
Thanks, she seems to be back to normal apart from refusing to come out of her indoor cage - she won't go in her carrier and I don't want to force her incase I hurt her and she won't be picked up. I've even removed the bars and left it open but, no, still won't come out! We're waiting for the rain to stop to finish the outside run so she can go in the shed.

I was planning on a friend for her, but after reading about Alfred's problems I'm worried now! She's not the most submissive of bunnies I don't think. Still, I can only try, like you're doing. I hope you can find a bun that gets on with Alfred as I think they look much happier with a friend don't they? Have a chat with him in the morning and tell him to be nicer :lol:

Apache
20-08-2006, 09:27 AM
I'm pleased she is feeling better, I can't beleive what a wet August it has been - but I guess it is better than the heat wave we had...

Maybe she feels a bit too sore to leap out of the cage?

I've been surprised at how difficult it has been to get him a friend, and I am quite thankful that I left it to the experts to do.

I've had words with Alfred again, and told him that he should be nice to Maddie, sort of court her with wine and chocolates first before leaping on her.

Jx

xEMMAx
20-08-2006, 04:28 PM
I've just read the thread on RIN about Maddie being rehomed... I'm so happy for you and Alfred! Hope they are both very happy together :D :D

kayjay
20-08-2006, 06:15 PM
Just read kay's post, so pleased for you. She's beautiful, and Alfred obviously thought so too, although maybe it was the chat you had with him that worked - tell him to keep up the wine and choccies!

ps piccies please :wink:

loopylop
20-08-2006, 07:57 PM
You lucky ducky!!!!! :D

Be warned, having a bun from Kay's means it will be truely spoilt!!! :D :lol:

Apache
20-08-2006, 08:28 PM
Thank you everyone :D :D

Fingers crossed, it all seems to be going really well, there has been some touching of noses, and then one of them will run off, but it feels quite balanced between them, also, when I had to go in the run to clean it, she ran to Alfred..

Anyway here are some pics (please excuse the quality - taken with phone).

http://www.unicornhealing.co.uk/Tbell.jpg

Not a very good shot, but you can just make out Alfred all stretched out, and Tinkerbell (hope you don't mind Kay & Karen, but she loves tapping the bell at the end of the kabob, and it is such a pretty name for a very pretty rabbit)

http://www.unicornhealing.co.uk/TA.jpg

Thank you Kay & Karen for letting me have her, fingers crossed, she won't make his bald patch bigger :D

Jx

Apache
20-08-2006, 08:44 PM
PS = Kayjay, I saw MJ todayand he is stunning :D

xEMMAx
20-08-2006, 08:46 PM
Awwww! That's looking great!! :D :love:

loopylop
20-08-2006, 08:50 PM
Awwww!!

They look fab :D

Someone else lucky enough to get one of Kays bunnies!!!! :D

kayjay
20-08-2006, 08:57 PM
She's beautiful. I bet Alfred can't believe his luck :wink:

nicole
20-08-2006, 09:22 PM
Aww thats great news.

Fairy Angel
20-08-2006, 10:54 PM
I hope you're all stocked up on rich tea biscuits! :lol:

runnybabbit
21-08-2006, 06:31 AM
Hiya

I think Tinkerbell suits her much better than Maddie, she is such a lucky girl to have a gorgeous boyfriend like Alfred, he's such a gentle little fella and a lovely family to take care of them both....... what more could a bun ask for.

Karen x

Apache
21-08-2006, 07:47 AM
Thanks everyone, fingers crossed it is still looking good, they are stilll being quite tentative, but there are little nose touches going on, and Alfred isn't spending all his time upstairs like he did with Emily.

Thanks Karen, they make such a lovely couple, I think I'd better buy some rich tea biscuits later on :D

Jx

Azraelm
21-08-2006, 08:40 AM
Aw, they look great together :)