Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Bonding Female Baby Bun with Two Neutered Males

  1. #1

    Default Bonding Female Baby Bun with Two Neutered Males

    Hi there, I have two neutered 1 year old male rabbits. They are fully bonded and love each other A LOT. I am looking at getting a third bun to add to our family. I have experience with bonding as I have done it before with my boys BUT they were bonded pre neutering and then they were both neutered together (at roughly 5 months). I had no issues with them before/after and their bond is as strong as ever (one is naturally more dominant and one subordinate) . If I add a female baby bun (who won't be spayed yet as too young) would this create issues? I would obviously follow all the steps necessary for bonding and get her spayed as quickly as (safely) possible. I can't find anyone's experience with two neutered males and an unspayed female bun. I am hoping that as I will have her home at 8 weeks old, her hormones won't kick in for a few months and then as soon as they kick in, I can get her spayed so it will be fine.

    Let me know if you have any advice to share!!

    (Ps: the baby bun is from a friend's rabbit who had an unexpected pregnancy so needs a home roughly August time, I would LOVE to take her in but want to get it right).

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Wise Old Thumper
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    24,155

    Default

    Hi, this is not one of those situations where it would be a definite yes, that will cause issues. I think it's certainly worth a try. I bonded an unspayed 3 month old bunny with a neutered 7 year old bunny and it went very smoothly with absolutely no problems. They bonded very quickly and when the Doe was almost 6 months she was spayed, after which their bond remained strong.

    The only hesitation I would have is that it *might* cause issues between your two boys, but I don't think you would be able to anticipate how they would react. Personally I would give it a try, as long as you consider alternative accommodation options if it doesn't work out well.

  3. #3
    Wise Old Thumper
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    IOW
    Posts
    20,233

    Default

    I personally would not chance upsetting your boy's bond and as some of us have found, with a threesome, there is usually always one who is being left out. Rabbits like a close bond with one other Rabbit and even if all 3 were from the same litter it still might not work. If you do go ahead then the female would have to be spayed first before introducing them.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •