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biggest group of bunnies..

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by mstori, Apr 16, 2011.


  1. mstori

    mstori PetForums VIP

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    what is the biggest group of bunnies anyone has living together?

    I currently have 3 girls and 1 boy together (all neutered and spayed) but have been asked to take on some more (even on a foster if not fulltime)

    just would like others thoughts.. I dont want mine falling out, but one of my girls is often left out

    Tori x
     
  2. B3rnie

    B3rnie Guest

    I have 2 trios and 2 singles at the moment, but one neutered and hormones have died down, I will have a group of 5 and a trio :)
     
  3. niki87

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    I think someone on here has 9 together! I have one duo, one single and mum with 4 babies together...doesn't count though i know :D
     
  4. Lil Miss

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    my biggest group at the moment is 8, all does, one of which is a continental giant, but it has been more (12) and will be again, when i do some bonding

    when it was 12 i had 2 bucks and 10 does, unfortunatly jemima, bailey and Rabbit have made their way over the bridge

    my second biggest group, is a 6, 2 bucks, 4 does
    2 of the does are sisters, and another of the does is mum to the 2 bucks
     
  5. hazyreality

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    I have a 6 at the moment 3 neutered boys and 3 girls. Thats the biggest I have had so far :) Different ages and sizes, all 6 rabbits in my signature live together.

    *Heidi*
     
  6. mstori

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    wow! I dint realise you could bond so many.. that must have been a shed they lived in :D

    My girl georgia-Amelia is getting really picked on by another of my girls sasha. Got so bad i had to take george out :(

    Now dont know what to do.. I havent the room for 2 bonded lots, i really needed them to live altogether :( x
     
  7. hazyreality

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    Take a look through the threads about bonding, you will pick up alot of tips!
    I will PM a message I sent to someone else who was bonding, might help you with some ideas :)

    *Heidi*
     
  8. mstori

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    thanks, the message is really helpful. I have to flystrike them again today so will try what you suggested, thanksyou :)

    Tori x
     
  9. hazyreality

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    Let me know how you get on :)

    *Heidi*
     
  10. $hAzZa

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    So long as you have large enough accomodation, fights should be minimal :)
     
  11. mstori

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    tried and tried and they just arent having it :cryin: sasha is starting all the trouble, and i dont understand why :(

    x
     
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    Whats happening?
    What is Sasha doing that makes you say she is causing all the trouble?

    *Heidi*
     
  13. mstori

    mstori PetForums VIP

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    She's charging at Georgia and pulling her fur out ;(
     
  14. hazyreality

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    Thats pretty normal during bonding. Get a spray bottle and each time she does it, give her a squirt. They have to go through all the chasing, fur pulling and humping at some point, some for longer than others.

    Oh, and for the original question 0 I have a bonded 7 now!

    *Heidi*
     
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  15. B3rnie

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    Just thought I'd add I now have a bonded group of 5, a trio and maybe another single (will know for certain on Sunday :D)
     
  16. mstori

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    Ive bonded a few now, and was told that if they draw bloodt to remove?

    Tried the water bottle originally..

    can they be ok to retry after blood? ive tried 4 times now re-introducing her x
     
  17. B3rnie

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    I've bonded 2 rabbits into a group after blood was drawn (Ella managed to jump into Heather's area and took part of her ear with her :()
    This was them yesterday
    [​IMG]
    Have you thought about sending them off to be bonded?
     
  18. mstori

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    Ill keep persevering then. Do yours seem ok now?

    My 4 were quite happy together until i put them in their hutch and they had already been a bonded trio, so I was only adding the boy. Would be worried that if i sent them away the same thing would happen as they had been fine in the crate.

    Plus I dont have transport and no family or friends that could help me, so transporting 4 bunnies an issue.
     
  19. B3rnie

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    How long did you keep them in the crate for?
    Was the hutch completely neutralised?
    What did you use to neutralise?
    Am I right in thinking it is the 2 girls that are having issues?
    (sorry just questions that popped straight into my head)

    Heather and Ella are still great together (although the bond is still young I don't predict any issues) and they have moved to their permanent area with the others of the group.

    (Just a quick disclaimer I would never advise moving as quick as I have with a group bond but I know my rabbits and they were ready and at risk of breaking the bond because they were fed up of being in a small space).
     
  20. mstori

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    They girls have always been together (mam and 2 daughters) and the boy is the dad. They were in the crate for about 3 days with no issues but I couldnt keep it up any longer. I couldnt even get in sitting room (weve had to move to a teeny house which is why getting them all bonded was really important) and it had already been out for 2 weeks
    I cleaned the hutches out with jeyes fluid a few times as they were indoors recovering from the neutering. I then used some cleaning fluid used it stables (been trying to google it but cant find it k or v or something?)

    the issue is with 2 girls..sasha starting on georgia, no one else and georgia doesnt retaliate. I can take sasha out and all are fine, but she thumps and growls, so i have had to remove georgia

    Before bonding georgia was my troublesome girl, always nipping us humans, so i thought i may have issues with her (plus when the girls free roamed and the boy was in the run she never gave him a second glance, whilst the other 2 girls would groom him through the bars) Sasha is special because we think she may have a brain injury.

    If you can think of anything I havent thought of id really apreciate it. Ive never had this issue before
    Tori x
     
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