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Female/male bonding help please?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by niki87, May 20, 2010.


  1. niki87

    niki87 PetForums VIP

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    Hi A few months ago I reluctantly put up for adoption my beautiful blue mini lop doe. I have three bunnies...her, one (i think) french lop x mini lop buck, and one adopted lame no-good-for-breeding- silver doe. My buck, jet, bonded with my other doe, Rainbow, and over the summer I will have them neutered so they can live together. But my blue doe, Saffy, fights with the other girl and Jet only wants her for...well...you can guess!

    So I put her up for adoption, hoping she would go to a good home with male company.

    However, suddenly, she has gone really soppy with me...like she knew! So I don't think I can now! I well up thinking about it!!

    So...was thinking of getting her a male companion. I am not an experienced breeder so I was thinking a neutered male. But is she likely to get on with him then if she isn't getting bunny "loving"? She doesn't get on with my female as I have said...so is she likely to be one who needs to live on her own?
     
  2. crofty

    crofty PetForums VIP

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    She should be spayed for health reasons anyway and definetely if you want to bond a neutered buck with her. Id get her spayed and rescue an already neutered buck :)
     
  3. niki87

    niki87 PetForums VIP

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    Oh ok...she needs to be done first? xx
     
  4. Zippstar

    Zippstar PetForums Member

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    Yes, ideally, and given at least a month to heal and get rid of all her girly hormones and settle back down - you could get the buck before but make sure they aren't together - separate them with dividers so they can see/smell but not touch.
     
  5. crofty

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    Yep and let her hormones settle too. 80% unspayed does develop cancer of the uterus unless they are being bred from then the risk is slightly lower.
     
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