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    Default How long after male neuter can you bond?

    I am interested in this wee guy to bond with my Hollie.
    https://www.scottishspca.org/rehome/...?animal=307526

    But he has just been neutered last week.

    I don't want to take him until I know I can start the bond straight away. So I am wondering how long before his hormones calm down and he can be bonded?

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    Normally around 6 weeks for hormones to die. Around 3 weeks to heal completely.

    I'd call and discuss with them.

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    As long as the female is neutered I have bonded rabbits 2 weeks post op.

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    I did phone them, they were fekin useless! They told me that you could not bond two adult rabbits immediately, and that you had to put them in two separate enclosures and give them 'play dates'. They said he should be OK with my girl for short times. Ehhh, naw, she is no getting the living daylights humped out of her during a 'play date'.

    Now I know that this method can work, but the introduce in a small space method works too, that is how I bonded Hollie with Herbie when I got her.

    Aye, Hollie is spayed, so I might consider a shorter time, but I dunno! Argghhh!

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    With most of my neuters and bonding, it took at least 3 weeks for the hormones to subside enough that the other rabbits weren't being overly pestered with humping by the freshly neutered male, though sometimes I had to wait 4 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kermit View Post
    I am interested in this wee guy to bond with my Hollie.
    https://www.scottishspca.org/rehome/...?animal=307526

    But he has just been neutered last week.

    I don't want to take him until I know I can start the bond straight away. So I am wondering how long before his hormones calm down and he can be bonded?
    In Rescue we always found it took up to 12 weeks for hormones to calm down. I later found this substantiated by evidence. However, if the female is spayed I see no reason not to bond right away. Things usually come OK in the end with a male/female partnership

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    I would also want to settle a newcomer in for at least a week before bonding. They have enough to deal with - new routine, new housing to find their way round, new human in charge, etc. You can make sure he is eating, etc properly and then start bonding. I would be tempted to take him at 2-3 weeks post-neuter. The hormones will be starting to fade by then, he will be fully healed, and cope with another change better.

    If his partner is spayed, there is no risk from any enduring fertility either.

    Good luck.

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    Do you think I would have to keep him totally separate from her prior to bonding, or would a penned off area in the same room be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kermit View Post
    Do you think I would have to keep him totally separate from her prior to bonding, or would a penned off area in the same room be better?
    I've done it both ways. I find it easier (if you've space) to keep him totally separate, then there's no "trying to get at him through the bars" which can happen.

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    Aye, I have space, so could keep him separate.

    I am on holiday next week, so just need to see if he is available when I get back. I think he should be as there are loads of baby bunnies at the rescue just now, so wee Frank will probably not even get looked at.

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