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buying two baby rabbits from different breeders

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by matthewh18, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. matthewh18

    matthewh18 PetForums Newbie

    Mar 20, 2019
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    Hi there,
    We are looking at getting a rabbit this weekend and want to buy a baby mini lop between 8-12weeks old but also would like to get another breed of the same age (would more than likely be from a different breeder). 1 male 1 female.

    Obviously they wouldnt be old enough to be spayed/neutered. So my question is if we get two different rabbit breeds on the same weekend would they be okay to be bonded together as they are so young?

  2. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Member

    Oct 30, 2018
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    first of, please try and get a rescue rabbit, you can find babies at some rescues and they are in much more need of homes than rabbits from breeders. and two rabbits should only be together after neutering, not before. if un nuetered rabbits are put together they will fight, and when they start getting moody (just before it time to nueter) then they will fight even more and you will have to wait even longer before you can put them together as you will have to give them time apart to forget each other before re introducing them
  3. bunnygeek

    bunnygeek PetForums Member

    Jul 24, 2018
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    To add to the answer above, if you get two rabbits from two different sources they must be quarantined from each other from several weeks just in case. There's a lot of illnesses that can be passed between the two, especially at such a vulnerable young age. Breeders often don't vaccinate so you would need that done as well.

    As above, they can only begin bonding once they're both neutered and allowed at least 4-6 weeks to heal. So you'd have to keep them both separate until they're 4-6 months old and then another month to two months on top of that. And even then there's only a 50/50 chance the two rabbits you've chosen have compatible personalities. A bit like people in that respect.

    This is why, if you want a pair, it's easier to adopt an already happy and bonded pair from a rescue. They will be up to date on vaccinations, neutered, and no bonding worries. Saves you a LOT of hassle and expense!!
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