I have a male bun, Binky, he was neutered quite some time ago now..and also a female bun, Winnie, she also has been spayed. At the moment one has the dining room to run around and the other has the kitchen.
I would like for both rabbits to run pretty much wherever they want around the house once bunnyproofed and i'd like for them to be together anyway.
Even after doing quite a lot of reading I can't help but still be really quite nervous about starting the bonding process.
It needs to be done in a room neither of them have been in, correct? Because of territory issues? So i need to bun proof the living room so that theres no escaping under the sofa, etc. Then how do i start? The vet says sight and smell first..no actual interaction?
I'm scared of them fighting as Binky is an attention hog. They've both seen each other as he has got into the kitchen a few times while Win has been in her cage. Neither of them have seemed that bothered by each other. Its only when Winnie tried to get on his territory while he was out of his cage I picked up on tension from Binky's side. I'm fairly certain they can smell each other as the dining room and kitchen are right next to each other, you have to go through one to get to the other and the only barricade is a big cardboard box.
Theres also getting them to the living room in the first place. Binky HATES being picked up and its very hard to do so. Hes terrified of being off the ground, Winnie can be difficult too.
I've considered putting both in their carriers and putting them nose to nose to begin with, so they cant actually touch each other but can really see and smell.
Any advice or useful suggestions would be very appreciated.