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    Default Help with bonding 2 male bunnys.

    Hello, I have a 8mth old standard rex who has been neutered, I bought a 10week old dwarf lop yesterday that I was hoping to bond with. I put them together and they just sniffed and just played around for around 15mins.
    Today I left them out for longer and for the first 20mins everything seemed fine then the baby rabbit kept trying to mount the big rabbit but the big rabbit didn't like it and tried to run or nip him so after about half an hour I put them back in their separate cages.
    How long does it take before I can put them in the same cage and is there anything else I should be doing?
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    is your new bunny neutered?

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    [QUOTE=LilVicky;3638241]is your new bunny neutered?

    No he is too young he needs to be 5/6mths old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel D View Post
    No he is too young he needs to be 5/6mths old.

    i would get him neutered before you bond him
    Last edited by LilVicky; 08-03-2010 at 01:30 PM.

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    You need some good advice from the bonding experts on this site. Trying to bond two male buns can and often does lead to serious fights, that can cause bad injuries, even more so, when one hasn't been neutered.

    I am no bonding expert, so will bump this up for you until someone who knows what they are talking about can tell you what to do next.

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    I wouldn't even consider bonding two unrelated males until they had both been castrated and enough time had passed to let hormones die down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo's There View Post
    I wouldn't even consider bonding two unrelated males until they had both been castrated and enough time had passed to let hormones die down
    I agree with this ^^^

    You could end up with injuries to one or both buns when the younger rabbit reaches puberty

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    Hi

    I have two bonded males, though they had already bonded themselves as babies (that's why I got them - they were sat snuggling and licking each other and I couldn't bear the thought of them being seperated!). They were neutered the minute they were old enough and then "rebonded" after the op.

    I agree with Liz (Hugo's There), I would wait until your lop is neutered before putting them together, as they don't already know each other. I found some great advice on bonding on this site, try looking in the Behaviour and Bonding section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo's There View Post
    I wouldn't even consider bonding two unrelated males until they had both been castrated and enough time had passed to let hormones die down
    I agree with this Males will try to castrate each other if they fight. If your little bunny is mounting the big bunny, and big bunny turns, you could have a very poorly bunny on your hands

    You need to wait until little bunny is neutered, and even then, the relationship probably wont be as strong as a male/female bond xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky86 View Post
    You need to wait until little bunny is neutered, and even then, the relationship probably wont be as strong as a male/female bond xx
    I disagree with this. I had two bonded males Roger and Barney. Roger passed away suddenly in January. They were together all the time. Snuggling, eating, grooming. When Roger passed away Barney was heartbroken, it was the first time I've heard a bunny cry

    I have another new pair of males, that are with my youngest girl. All 3 get along famously.

    I honestly believe it all comes down to the personality of the buns involved.

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