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Well I'm sure everyone knows Lola had babies about two months ago. They are now going on 8 weeks old. They have been seperated from Lola for about a week now because they are weaned. I let them out once a day to run around and play & everything is usually fine. Lola loves to get on my bed and scratch at the blanket so tonight I got out one of her little boys and it didn't take two seconds before she lunged at him. She missed him and I put my hands in front of her and she bit me twice. (it hurt). It scared the crap outta me because I was never expecting her to hurt them. I guess its my fault. I should have known better becasue the babies are older now.
I was wanting to keep one but now I'm worried about the bonding. Penny acts a little weird arond the babies, but he hasn't tried to hurt them. It might have been because the baby was sniffing her while she was playing on the bed. I'm finding her up there more often in the last week. & she might have been acting territorial?? I don't know. sorry I know i'm going on and on. but it caught me by surprise.
I don't know but could she possibly be trying to get away from the babies since they are weaned and she has done her job? (I know you seperated them) Just a thought.
Trust me, I know, rabbit bites are terribly painful! I got bit once on the back of the hand and once in the big toe when trying to bond my bunnies. And they leave a heck of a bruise too usually!
Even though you will have to keep them separate- it will not be as "major" an introduction as with bringing a new unspeutered bunny into the house I would not think. They are already used to the smell and presence of the babies- although they are starting to register more as "adults" I would think. So you will have to go thru the bonding process- but I think you will have an advantage in the fact that they will be used to each others sight and smell- and you can still do cage swapping also.
When Lola is spayed I am sure she will want nothing to do with the babies and any attempts to nurse right after the surgery- ouch!