Summer-f, Roger-m, Tilly-f
How they were formed, i.e. the age of the buns, did you start with two and add an extra one, if so, were they a male female pair, two males, two females, related or not and their ages? Summer was very old but a rescue so we don't know how old, Roger was a wildie. They bonded first, but were only bonded for maybe 2 weeks when I addedd Tilly who was probably a middle aged girlie, but quite ill with head tilt. All were very freshly fixed when they went together
Any problems/falling outs etc. Nope, none at all. They were a dream.
Personality of the buns involved. Summer was very enthusiastic and loved anything and everything. Roger was a typical wildie, lots of hiding, nervous, but used the girls to get his confidence to grow. Tilly was quiet and very sweet, but had such strong will power inside her.
What happened with that trio was that Summer and Tilly became very firm friends. Roger ended up with a hareem but because by nature he used to hide a lot, the girls had each other.
Roger was a former wildie. He was terrified of people and found solace in other bunnies, yet spent a lot of his time in hiding. When he bonded with Summer, who was very outgoing, they lvoed each other, and he groomed her a lot, but he still spent a lot of time hiding. I bonded Tilly in because she needed someone who could groom her (Roger was a grooming machine), and Summer needed a friend who would be around and not in hiding. Tilly also needed a friend, and what we found with Summer was that she was the right size to help Tilly with her head tilt.
Summer and Tilly became VERY firm friends, best friends, and Roger popped out, as and when he wanted, groomed them all, and hid again, but learnt, over time to come out and be sociable. I guess as all oddities, no one got left out because they were all independent and 'loners' anyway.
The Dopeys- both f and Cloud-m
How they were formed, i.e. the age of the buns, did you start with two and add an extra one, if so, were they a male female pair, two males, two females, related or not and their ages? The Dopeys are two sister and were completely inseparable. To all intents and purposes they are one and the same doing all the same things at all the same times and we can't easily tell them apart- hence the joint name. I first bonded them with Cloud when they were all just over 1. Cloud was recently neutered- 8 weeks prior- but they were unspayed. They had no problems at all but then I added a fourth a year later and after 6 weeks the new addition turned on the weakest Dopey so they had to be split into two pairs. The new girl eventually divorced Cloud and so I then rebonded Cloud back with the Dopeys who had at this point been spayed, and it was the easiest bond ever, they had clearly missed each other. They were a dream too.
Any problems/falling outs etc. Not anything, even when Cloud got vicious with his illness or the Dopeys got horny and humpy with everything.
Personality of the buns involved. Cloud was a vicious little turd and the Dopeys are very sweet, vocal, stupid, inseparable rabbits.
This trio was more like a pair because the Dopeys are like just one rabbit.
As mentioned, The Dopeys are like one entity. They are litter mates, look the same, act the same, move the same, and are completely inseparable. To all intents and purposes they are one rabbit, in two bodies. They are also exceptionally easy going.
My aim for putting them into a trio is because one day one of them with die and the other Dopey just won't cope, so the idea of having a friend PRIOR to losing a Dopey is that it will help the remaining Dopey cope. First they had Cloud, who had never met another bunny and was lonely. Now they have Lightning who is slightly younger. It's helped them be less insular and has helped them develop their own personalities more and separated them more into two bunnies, which is good.
Since losing Cloud, The Dopeys have been bonded into a trio with Lightning, and the dynamics and reasons are pretty much the same.
Dawn-m, Hope-m, Sunny-f (all siblings)
How they were formed, i.e. the age of the buns, did you start with two and add an extra one, if so, were they a male female pair, two males, two females, related or not and their ages? I started bonding when they were about 7 months old. Previously they had divorced when hormones hit- obviously not Sunny, she was separated before that. I waited until after the boys had recovered from their neuters and then started. I did a long bond because thats what they needed. After a month of long playdates I moved the two boys in together. Sunny couldn't join them because she was unspayed and a flirt and she made them scrap. They lived side by side until she was spayed and still had playdates together. When she was spayed they moved in together as soon as I could make it happen, which was about 2 weeks after her spay.
Any problems/falling outs etc. Nope, none at all.
Personality of the buns involved. Sunny is the smart one, and very feisty and knows her mind. Dawn is very nice and licky but seems to have a second self where every so often he just goes nippy and chases for no apparent reason, Hope is like the odd bunny out. Right from being 2 weeks old, whatever everyone else was doing Hope was doing something different. He is almost a 'special needs' bunny. He lacks social bunny skills
This trio is the one of most surprise to me because all bunnies have strong personalities, but, for whatever reason, it works. They are all very different and benefit from other rabbits at different times. Collectively they are known as 'the Swarming'.
These are an oddball trio. They would likely cope as any of the pairs, but are more comfortable in a trio. Hope has always isolated himself, so had he been in a pair, the other rabbit would have ended up lonely. So having him in a trio means Sunny and Dawn can get company from each other when Hope is being a loner.
Dawn sometimes likes to chase, but only chase, nothing else, and if he is in one of those moods, the others can avoid him and be together.
Sunny is independent and smart, and likes to go off and do her own thing, but come back for company if and when she needs it.
This trio was made of sblings, very early after the boys were neutered and I tried a variety of combinations and these ones were happiest when together as a group.
Autumn (m), Wish (f) and Flame (hermaphrodite)
How they were formed, i.e. the age of the buns, did you start with two and add an extra one, if so, were they a male female pair, two males, two females, related or not and their ages? I bonded Autumn and Wish first. Autumn was well neutered, Wish was ill and not spayed. About a month later I added Flame who had been 'neutered' 6 weeks prior.
Any problems/falling outs etc. If Autumn is not there Wish and Flame have a tendency to chase and squabble- they have a much more sibling relationship without him there
Personality of the buns involved.Autumn had never met another bunny (from being about 3 weeks old or so) until he met Wish, when he was roughly 15 months, but he was a right softie. As it's turned out, he is a healing bunny and grooms and heals any rifts. He's just the nicest! Wish is very sick, and a completely feisty madam. The world needs to adore Wish. Flame is more laid back and easy going, also ill, and has his moments too. The group is mostly held together by how very nice Autumn is.
I chose a trio for these because Wish and Flame had been an unseparable pair (before Flame produded his testicles), and Autumn really needed a friend but I didn't know what he would be like or how he would cope or even if he would be interested in rabbits, so it needed to be with some easy going bunnies who weren't fussed whether he was with them or not. As it turns out, without him I don't know if Wish and Flame would have remained as happily bonded, or if their bond would have been filled more with chasing than it is with Autumn in it.
Hay Monster (m), Sooty (f) and Sweep (f)- Sooty and Sweep are apparently sisters
How they were formed, i.e. the age of the buns, did you start with two and add an extra one, if so, were they a male female pair, two males, two females, related or not and their ages? Sooty and Sweep are apparently sisters, so have been together from birth. At roughly 3 and a half they met Hay Monster. He had always been single since divorcing his brothers at 7 months old, and by that time, he was about 17 months old.
Any problems/falling outs etc. The bonding was hard going due to Sooty acting in a very hormonal way and it took Hay Monster a while to work out how to deal with that.
Personality of the buns involved.Hay Monster was a long term single bunny, and he was very independent and people sociable, but he showed the signs that he needed a friend. We were originally looking for just one girlfriend for him. Sooty and Sweep were a long term pair but Sweep was very bullied by Sooty and not happy.
The hope was that Hay Monster would 'dilute' the bullying and take some of the heat off of Sweep- which did definitely happen. Also, it meant that in the times when he wants to take himself off- which he does still do- the girls could still have company and wouldn't be left alone. The dynamics actually worked like a dream once Hay Monster figured out how to deal with Sooty and her humping.