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    hey

    after months of them in play pens next to each other, where they quite often lay next to each other with the bars in-between them and, swapping them between there hutch's, finally time to start bonding my to rabbits!
    done a few short sessions now, seems as if Marnie will end up being the dominant rabbit!

    just watched a video on youtube giving me some tips I didn't know about

    humping is fine? as long as it not a head hump
    biting is normal as long as its not like a hunch fight
    use scare tactics on them at the start to make them seek comfort in each other
    start in a small environment, washing basket
    and so just let them do what they want and not intervene, unless it gets dangerous,
    and to just scatter a lot of food around the bonding area,

    feel bad as I've stopped a fair amount of humping, and turns out I shouldn't :/
    but now I've seen this video I'm quite looking forward to tomorrows session!
    I'm feeling a bit more prepared
    any other tips you guys have for me please? would be very grateful!

    I cant wait for them to be able to hang out and cuddle together



    P.S don't know if this will help anybody else but this is the most helpful video I found - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmaH-d1LOxc

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    Make a flask - sounds daft but I was gasping for a brew and couldnt leave my boys. Good luck tomorrow xx

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    hey guys! is running after each other and nipping each others bums normal / okay??
    and they try to plop the heads under each other, mainly Marnie under Declan

    got a few pics ill upload tomorrow, (hopeing that you guys will say it looks okay aha)

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    Looking forward to the photos - glad it is going well for you all.

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    ive increased the size of the pen, then as I'm righting this Declan licked Marnies head!
    all seems to be going even better today!

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    Seems like it's going very well

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    Day 4, We set up the pen in the living room (where they both run around separately when they come out for there run)
    and Declan was a bit of a pain in the bum, quickly read the internet saying I shouldn't put them there for a while, so we quickly moved them back to the kitchen, where the previous bonding was happening, and there back to how it was yesterday, quite boring both doing there own thing but interacting nicely with good signs when they do.

    any ideas on my next steps and when to do it please?

    also what does bum nipping mean lol? Declan did it a lot with chasing whilst in the living room

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    Lovely photos and glad its going well

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    they seems fine in the full sized pen, he just cleaned her again

    but yesterday weren't brilliant in the full sized in the living room, which we independently let them run around normally,

    any idea on my next steps please? and when to do it?? ...

    also ive noticed that since we started bonding the seem abit down when in the hutchs alone... is this anything to do with there bonding?
    Last edited by Ross; 01-01-2018 at 08:59 PM.

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