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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffpuff View Post
    Oh my that's a fair distance! :-)
    I have sat/sun/mon off work so I'm happy to use a day or two to come and assist if you need the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    I have sat/sun/mon off work so I'm happy to use a day or two to come and assist if you need the help

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    Aw thank you, that's so kind of you!

    Well so far one charity doesn't help with bunny bonding unless it's their rescue buns, but I was given another charity to try. The second doesn't have anything to do with bunnies. So I have one left to try and now this new one.

    But I will update again when I have talked to them :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffpuff View Post
    Aw thank you, that's so kind of you!

    Well so far one charity doesn't help with bunny bonding unless it's their rescue buns, but I was given another charity to try. The second doesn't have anything to do with bunnies. So I have one left to try and now this new one.

    But I will update again when I have talked to them :-)
    Good luck.
    Feel free to PM me if you don't get anywhere with the rescues and we'll keep in touch til bonding is due to begin x

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    A mini Luther update. I have booked him in at my work tomorrow for his second jab (RHDV2) and for his castration on the 14th July.

    He's been scared again recently of myself and my other half. I have been putting the radio on in his room because it can get noisy due to next door and the road nearby. It's still early so maybe he will come round. We are getting bunny licks now :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    Good luck.
    Feel free to PM me if you don't get anywhere with the rescues and we'll keep in touch til bonding is due to begin x

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    So a little update on Luther, he was castrated on Friday and is recovering really well so far. So six weeks to go before thinking about bonding him with Truffle our house bun.

    At the moment Truffle still gets really wound up if he can smell too much of Luther on our clothes but it will be interesting if this reduces over the next few weeks. We also have a new area which now has a fence along our garden separating the patio from the main garden so Truffle can come outside with us and the cats, but be secure. I have cornered off one part so maybe that could be used for some "bun dates" so they can see each other through a mesh panel.....but we will see. Getting nervous about the next bit though!

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    Sounds like it's all planned out really well. You'll likely find the reaction will reduce slightly around week 5.

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    Just another update.

    So Luther is currently on week 3 after being castrated.

    Truffle is still funny when we come downstairs after spending time with Luther, with miss directed aggression (just mostly chasing and ramming).
    But I think that's because essentially the "foreign bunny" is technically in his territory.

    We had an accident last week where somehow the cats opened Luther's door upstairs and Truffle got in! It was a few minutes until I realised so I don't know if they technically met....but I scooped up Luther and took him into my bedroom before they bumped into each other because I had nothing prepared if they did fight. I let Truffle sniff around Luther's room and he didn't seem to act with aggression.

    Now this week Luther has I think begun to peak at the amount of time he wants to be alone. He's digging and biting the carpet up there and doesn't settle until we go up and spend time with him, but he's wanting more and more time with us (which is lovely). So I'm keen to get things moving but I don't want to do it too soon when Truffle still is reacting to Luther's scent on us so he obviously still smells hormonal as it's only been 3 weeks.

    So today and yesterday I have put some of Luther's used litter in a tray that is used by Luther but is in the kitchen which is more "cat territory" and it's next to a pet remedy plug in so I'm hoping it will give off good vibes while he smells foreign bunny....
    We have decided to clear out our spare room to use as neutral territory for bunny dates through a barrier, but we have another two weeks until Luther is less hormonal so we can try. I'm getting quite nervous and still have many worries/questions lol!!

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    Thanks for the update.

    If you set up the spare room with a barrier - I'd have them live in there 24/7 side by side (make it so they can't jump into each others sections). I'd also swap their sections every day to prevent them becoming territorial of one side.

    Once they appear calm with each other in the room I'd then move onto their intense bond.

    Again, PM me if you'd like someone to come and help over see things x

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    Thanks for the update.

    If you set up the spare room with a barrier - I'd have them live in there 24/7 side by side (make it so they can't jump into each others sections). I'd also swap their sections every day to prevent them becoming territorial of one side.

    Once they appear calm with each other in the room I'd then move onto their intense bond.

    Again, PM me if you'd like someone to come and help over see things x

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    Thank you :-)

    Yeah see this is getting to the point I have been struggling with. I have read so much on bonding the last few weeks and I understand the techniques but not how to apply them to our situation or how long to do things for.

    The room is nearly ready for them to use we just need to finish it hopefully next weekend which will be 6 weeks after castration anyway. But I wasn't sure if you do bun dates or living there so you have kindly answered that one for me :-)
    How do people normally set that up? Luther lives in a plastic/wire type cage crate you can get from pets at home as it was only going to be temp but truffle lives in a modified hutch made out of a side dresser with cupboards and draws etc...so not mobile. Or do they live side by side with minimal stuff, litter trays, toys, bowels, boxes to chill in etc?

    Thank you so much for your help. I'm getting really nervous because I badly want to do it right and it to go well! I think we are definitely going to ask for your assistance when it comes to actually putting them together or if we get stuck, because I know it's a long way for you.

    I can try and pm you pics of the arrangements they have.
    Thanks again x

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    Personally I'd have them set up with litter trays, a few toys, couple tunnels and a large box each they can hide in if they wish to get away from each others sight. I try to put the trays side by side as eating is a communal thing for bunny's and it should help them make a bond.
    You can use their usual hutches if you prefer, but I find boxes easier.

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