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    Please can someone help me distinguish between flighting and play?

    We are rebonding two neutered brothers 7 weeks post op and despite mutual grooming, eating together happily and many many snuggles we’ve had a few scuffs and don’t know what to do now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy Snow View Post
    Please can someone help me distinguish between flighting and play?

    We are rebonding two neutered brothers 7 weeks post op and despite mutual grooming, eating together happily and many many snuggles we’ve had a few scuffs and don’t know what to do now
    When do the scuffles occur ? When you feed them ? What type of accommodation do they live in ?


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    Thanks Inspector Morse,

    It happens when they are active after a snooze together and both hopping around. We have them in a 7ft x 5ft indoor run with a covered sleeping area, two litter trays, two water bowls and a hay station. They happily eat together so I don’t thinks it’s food related

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy Snow View Post
    Thanks Inspector Morse,

    It happens when they are active after a snooze together and both hopping around. We have them in a 7ft x 5ft indoor run with a covered sleeping area, two litter trays, two water bowls and a hay station. They happily eat together so I don’t thinks it’s food related

    Before neutering they were living in a converted shed with an attached outdoor run

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    If most of the time they are getting along I’d just continue to monitor things. Have they established who is Boss ?


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    I’m not sure they have. We always thought snowball was dominant but fluffy has been putting his head down under snowball’s to be groomed which I read is a sign of dominance?

    Thanks for the advice. I should add we are splitting the run overnight with a wire divider that they can sniff through as don’t trust them together out of our sight yet

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    Having continued to monitor the bunnies together for another 9 days with zero drama (quite the opposite, they have been inseparable and doing EVERYTHING together), we left them together overnight for the first time (while sleeping on the sofa to keep an ear out) on friday night. All was well and so we havent separated them since and all has been calm. We've even managed to leave the house together for a long walk as a family without separating them which felt like such a result!

    Then this morning (Monday) we came downstairs to a huge mess of fur everywhere, two very spooked and subdued bunnies (usually when we enter the room in the morning they go crazy excited for their pellets). Fluffy moved towards the Snowball and they scrapped a little again, so we put a divider up again. I've checked both for injuries and given them both a good stroke, but they are both now hiding out in their clean litter trays and Fluffy definately appears to be unusually timid when he sees Snowball.

    I feel devastated as we really felt we'd completed the rebonding process. Please can anyone help with what we should do now?

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    What a shame! It sounded like they had settled down nicely together but then a fall-out. Sadly they will possibly fight again and if it were me I would now keep them separate

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    Do you have a camera? It is so much easier if you video their body language. But one thing is for sure. Give them time off. And re-introduce in neutrall ground. And wait long before you put them together unsupervised through the night. Months probably. It is a possibility that they will never be friends again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnjaSanja View Post
    Do you have a camera? It is so much easier if you video their body language. But one thing is for sure. Give them time off. And re-introduce in neutrall ground. And wait long before you put them together unsupervised through the night. Months probably. It is a possibility that they will never be friends again.
    Thank you for commenting. Do you mean video them now or when reintroduced?

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