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    I have 3 buns , all not bonded yet. I am concerned about my youngest girl ani. She isn't like the "usual" bun whatever that is, I'm not sure what is wrong with her. Something isn't right. She possibly can't see properly or hear properly or a bit of both. I maybe completely wrong . She's nervous and doesn't see me coming or hear me. she has a vacant look about Her, she's a nervous wreck and im finding myself naturally putting my hand to Her nose when I approach her so she knows it's me. She scares easily and I understand her ways,and totally respect her, I dont over power her with attention and I do everything I can to make her feel more comfortable. My main worry is she is getting neutered next week and I know she's going to be so scared. The bond between her and her brother has gone since I separated them, otherwise she would of had him to support her. I just want to wrap this fragile girl up in cottonwool and protect her from everything.. My concern also is when they are bonding will the fact she is different make the others aggressive towards her. She manages to find everything and Binkies around so I think she can see something. Maybe she has had a bad start in life I don't know, as I can see unhappiness in her eyes , She will benefit alot from being around another bunny or bunnies.. Anyone else have a bunny like this? X

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    You will probably find she gains much more confidence once she has Rabbit companions. I would not attempt a Trio bond straight away, but introduce her to just one other Rabbit. If she is both poor sighted and deaf introducing two new Rabbits at the same time would, IMO, be too much for her.

    Is she a REW Lop ?

    When she goes in for her spay make the Vets aware of how nervous she is. Hopefully they will have a separate Hospital area for Rabbits, away from Cats and Dogs. I hope that all goes well for her x


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    You will probably find she gains much more confidence once she has Rabbit companions. I would not attempt a Trio bond straight away, but introduce her to just one other Rabbit. If she is both poor sighted and deaf introducing two new Rabbits at the same time would, IMO, be too much for her.

    Is she a REW Lop ?

    When she goes in for her spay make the Vets aware of how nervous she is. Hopefully they will have a separate Hospital area for Rabbits, away from Cats and Dogs. I hope that all goes well for her x
    I was just thinking before while I was outside with her, i might just cancel the trio bond and just bond ani back with her brother after the operation and sort dolly out later with a friend of her own, dolly's bonded to me and is very happy that way, it's me who suffers because she nips for attention all the time, Ani most definitely desperately needs support, I've been with her all morning and she constantly walks around wary. You know when you put something different in with the rabbits and they kind of walk very slowly and are unsure around it, well she is like that most of the time until she knows exactly where things are and has worked things out. It's like a light is out in her eyes.
    What is a REW lop?. I will attach a pic of her.
    I think sending them away for bonding would be so cruel on her, she really wont understand what's going on . My heart aches for her. I would rather bond the babies back myself and monitor the whole situation..



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    Quote Originally Posted by glitterdust View Post
    I was just thinking before while I was outside with her, i might just cancel the trio bond and just bond ani back with her brother after the operation and sort dolly out later with a friend of her own, dolly's bonded to me and is very happy that way, it's me who suffers because she nips for attention all the time, Ani most definitely desperately needs support, I've been with her all morning and she constantly walks around wary. You know when you put something different in with the rabbits and they kind of walk very slowly and are unsure around it, well she is like that most of the time until she knows exactly where things are and has worked things out. It's like a light is out in her eyes.
    What is a REW lop?. I will attach a pic of her.
    I think sending them away for bonding would be so cruel on her, she really wont understand what's going on . My heart aches for her. I would rather bond the babies back myself and monitor the whole situation..



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    I have googled REW lop, she isn't a white rabbit she does have red-eyes in certain light but I'm not sure that means anything.

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    I think personally she will love to be reunited with her Brother when/if he is neutered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    I think personally she will love to be reunited with her Brother when/if he is neutered.
    They are both getting neutered next Thursday. They have lived side by side since I reluctantly separated them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitterdust View Post
    They are both getting neutered next Thursday. They have lived side by side since I reluctantly separated them.

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    I think bonding her back with her Brother will be the best option


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    REW is Red Eyed White. Often, white animals with red eyes have poor vision and tend to 'scan' (move their head side to side) so they can see better. I've had it in a range of pets (rabbits, chipmunks, gerbils). It doesn't seem to bother them - they don't know anything different - but is noticeable when you watch them.

    I hope the neuterings go well and the bunnies are successfully reunited when they have healed up.
    As Jane suggested, I would try bonding this trio by adding one rabbit at a time so Ani can cope.

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    Rodney was a bit like that when he came to us from rescue.

    The RSPCA didnt tell us his background but his reactions to hand and feet moving towards him were really upsetting. He also really struggled with hubby's voice.

    Luckily at heart he's a very curious boy, he approaches everything cautiously but is always happy to test something and the run away at speed.

    We spent a lot of time lying on the floor with him and letting him di his thing. And hubby became the food source so he could link breakfast and dinner with the voice.

    But things really improved when he bonded with Primrose, he became a right cheeky chap and happy to charge away. I think he learned to trust us through her as she'd always been a sassy house bun who ruled the household.

    And he taught her his daredevil antics

    I think you'll find once she's rebonded she'll gain some of her bunnyness back.

    Does she know her brother is still with you? Another possibility is she's grieving for him?



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    Quote Originally Posted by CarelessSquid07 View Post
    Rodney was a bit like that when he came to us from rescue.

    The RSPCA didnt tell us his background but his reactions to hand and feet moving towards him were really upsetting. He also really struggled with hubby's voice.

    Luckily at heart he's a very curious boy, he approaches everything cautiously but is always happy to test something and the run away at speed.

    We spent a lot of time lying on the floor with him and letting him di his thing. And hubby became the food source so he could link breakfast and dinner with the voice.

    But things really improved when he bonded with Primrose, he became a right cheeky chap and happy to charge away. I think he learned to trust us through her as she'd always been a sassy house bun who ruled the household.

    And he taught her his daredevil antics

    I think you'll find once she's rebonded she'll gain some of her bunnyness back.

    Does she know her brother is still with you? Another possibility is she's grieving for him?



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    They are beside each other but I know she needs to be with him and vice versa. They have been neutered today and are currently recovering right next to each other, I know they will need rebonding but I really dont feel the bond ever broke I separated to avoid mating and i know it was like taking away Ani's comfort blanket. They are literally lieing side by side through metal runs, I will probably let them be together sooner than advised but I will see what happens.
    Thank you

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