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    Hi guys! I'm an experienced rabbit owner but I'm confused about what's happening with the current bond I'm attempting.

    I've had my buck Benjamin for about 4 years. He's neutered.

    I'm bonding him with a new bunny, she's 2 and also neutered.

    The thing is, Benjamin is showing signs I'd expect from an unneutered bun? He's honking whilst mounting her. He's releasing a very musky pheromone and he is spraying.

    Any advice really appreciated

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    Benjamin is the smaller bun. She is the bigger bun

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    Humping is normal, especially during early bonding. they look relaxed and happy together in the other pics

    In the bonding sticky there is a great video of a trio bond by mischief and tinkers mum, it really illustrates bonding behaviour well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobec View Post
    Humping is normal, especially during early bonding. they look relaxed and happy together in the other pics

    In the bonding sticky there is a great video of a trio bond by mischief and tinkers mum, it really illustrates bonding behaviour well.
    Thank you! I understand that humping is normal but is the honking and spraying normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhikaypee View Post
    Hi guys! I'm an experienced rabbit owner but I'm confused about what's happening with the current bond I'm attempting.

    I've had my buck Benjamin for about 4 years. He's neutered.

    I'm bonding him with a new bunny, she's 2 and also neutered.

    The thing is, Benjamin is showing signs I'd expect from an unneutered bun? He's honking whilst mounting her. He's releasing a very musky pheromone and he is spraying.

    Any advice really appreciated

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    Hi there and welcome to the forum

    Everything you describe is perfectly normal

    Honking, humping, spraying, buzzing ..... even in an unneutered male. It not only indicates his attraction to the other rabbit, but also a desire to be 'in charge'.

    You may find that at times, she is the one humping him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Hi there and welcome to the forum

    Everything you describe is perfectly normal

    Honking, humping, spraying, buzzing ..... even in an unneutered male. It not only indicates his attraction to the other rabbit, but also a desire to be 'in charge'.

    You may find that at times, she is the one humping him!
    Ah thank you. She just seems to be getting ****** off with him so far but this is a new home for her so I guess only time will tell!

    Thank you for your help x

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhikaypee View Post
    Ah thank you. She just seems to be getting ****** off with him so far but this is a new home for her so I guess only time will tell!

    Thank you for your help x

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    Welcome, and good luck

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    Hello and welcome. How long have they been together? They look like a well matched pair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhikaypee View Post


    Benjamin is the smaller bun. She is the bigger bun

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    They look lovely

    Is their size the only way to tell them apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    Hello and welcome. How long have they been together? They look like a well matched pair!
    Hi. Thank you!
    This is their second day of dating them. They've been on about 5 dates now. I'm going to leave them together tonight with a partition between them.

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