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    Hi All,

    I have had two pairs of rabbits until a fortnight ago when we sadly lost my old girl Frankie. This has left me with Maddie & Ned, 7 year old brother and sister, and Ted, a three year old who is on his own.

    I need to try and reduce my numbers so want to try them as a trio if at all possible. They have lived for the last few years in the same shed separated by double mesh so have lived as close as possible while not being together.

    I have booked next week off work and am planning on having all three in my front room where none of them have been before. I will be setting up a smallish pen and will be setting up camp myself to supervise.

    I have read as much as I can and know the doís and dontís as well as the risk of breaking the bond of my pair but I feel like I have to try. Any tips or words of support will be welcome!!
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    I'm sorry you lost Frankie. My best tips are huge piles of tasty foods they can eat together (I used forage) & don't be afraid to follow your instincts. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikki26 View Post
    Hi All,

    I have had two pairs of rabbits until a fortnight ago when we sadly lost my old girl Frankie. This has left me with Maddie & Ned, 7 year old brother and sister, and Ted, a three year old who is on his own.

    I need to try and reduce my numbers so want to try them as a trio if at all possible. They have lived for the last few years in the same shed separated by double mesh so have lived as close as possible while not being together.

    I have booked next week off work and am planning on having all three in my front room where none of them have been before. I will be setting up a smallish pen and will be setting up camp myself to supervise.

    I have read as much as I can and know the doís and dontís as well as the risk of breaking the bond of my pair but I feel like I have to try. Any tips or words of support will be welcome!!

    I bonded a trio last year and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it worked. I thought the two boys would fight, but they were partners in crime within 10 minutes. The little girl took about 3/4 hours before she settled down with them.

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    I bonded a trio last year and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it worked. I thought the two boys would fight, but they were partners in crime within 10 minutes. The little girl took about 3/4 hours before she settled down with them.

    Good luck
    This is lovely to hear! Fingers crossed it goes as smoothly for me. My single boy is just desperate to be loved so I am hoping won’t cause too much trouble. Ned might be a bit more difficult!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikki26 View Post
    This is lovely to hear! Fingers crossed it goes as smoothly for me. My single boy is just desperate to be loved so I am hoping wonít cause too much trouble. Ned might be a bit more difficult!

    So long as one rabbit (male) gives way, you should be onto a winner
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    Oo good luck with your trio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    Oo good luck with your trio.
    Thank you!! I need all the luck I can get!

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    Definitely good luck - I assume you’ve seen the brilliant trio bonding videos:

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...y-trios-videos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangediva View Post
    Definitely good luck - I assume you’ve seen the brilliant trio bonding videos:

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...y-trios-videos!

    I honestly thought I had read everything on trios but completely missed this so thank you very much!! I will watch the videos tomorrow and will take notes!!

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    35 mins in so far and I think it’s going well. We have had a few stamps and lunges from Ted but Maddie and Ned are being nice and calm. Long way to go yet though!!

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