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Do 'single' rabbits exist?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by gloworm*mushroom, Apr 6, 2011.


  1. gloworm*mushroom

    gloworm*mushroom PetForums VIP

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    By which I mean rabbits which prefer to be on their own.

    One of my male bunnies is really unhappy with other buns. He would take their submission as 'aggressive' and would mount the head or back of one of my neutered males. I would let him mount him (not his head) as I was told this helps them establish dominance. However he wouldn't stop to the point of annoying the other bunny who'd then get annoyed and then there would be scuffles.

    I hate the idea of having him Alone as there is so much said against this. Perhaps a female would be suitable. I just don't want to face having to rehome a bunny if he still doesn't get on with them.

    Funnily he gets on with my cats just fine and I often find him cuddled up with one of them! Surrogate bunny perhaps!
     
  2. jaxb05

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    Is he neutered?
     
  3. Pinkchi

    Pinkchi PetForums Member

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    If he is neutured I would suggest putting him with a spayed doe. Neutured males do not always go together well but usually go better with a spayed girl.

    Mounting is normal in establishing who is boss but they shouldn't continue obsessively.

    If he is not neutured, get him done and get a him a girlfriend. Most rabbit rescues spay and neuter so you could pick up an already spayed girl for him in need of a home.
    Some rescues will also bond for you if you ask x
     
  4. Lil Miss

    Lil Miss PetForums VIP

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    i personally dont belive they do exist
    quite a few of my rabbits have come as single buns who "must be housed alone" and i dont have a single lone rabbit, its all a case of mixing the right personalities, like us, rabbits like certain buns, and hate others, we couldnt live with some one we hated could we? :lol:

    i think your best bet would be to contact a local rescue, and take him along to meet a few girl buns and see who he likes best, the rescue should be able to keep him for a few days to bond them for you too
     
  5. gloworm*mushroom

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    He is neutered yeppie! Dear me I wouldn't dare put unneutered males together! Dread the thought!

    I think I will take him along to a rescue and try find him a ladyfriend later in the month :)
     
  6. crofty

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    He needs bonding with a spayed doe on neutral ground, if the rescue bonds them then makesure when before they come home that you scrub everything, vinegar is good to add to the water to try and get rid of territorial smells :)
     
  7. emzybabe

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    sounds like he just needs a to be bonded to another rabbit, ive found car journeys work best
     
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