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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Just Became Foster Mom to 3 Rabbits!!! Help!!!!
Last Post by Gina Won at 9/20/2006 8:51 PM (3 Replies)
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User is Offline Bunnies4ever
Hercules, California
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9/20/2006 8:39 AM

A friend of mine has to move and can't take her 3 bunnies.  She has been having a difficut time finding new homes for them and doesn't want to surrender them to a shelter.  She asked me if I could adopt them.  I already have 2 rabbits of my own and now I'll have 5!!!  Is there anybody out there who has 5 rabbits, and if so, how do you deal with it?  I have my bunnies pretty much down to a routine, but I'm at a lost as to what to do with 5 rabbits.  I'm concerned how my bunnies will react to them.  The rabbits are a bonded threesome who get along great.

Any advice is appreciated!


User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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9/20/2006 9:42 AM
You're kind hearted to help out!

did you have specific questions - about housing, bonding, or routines?

Well it's good that the three you're taking in are already bonded. I only have three - but do know some other people that have larger groups of bunnies. Are you planning to keep the three bunnies? And if so - are you hoping to bond all 5 ideally?

Here's an article about bonding groups of bunnies: http://www.mybunnies.com/bonding.htm

I help out at a foster site that sometimes has up to 12 bunnies. We have it down to a science and surprisingly it doesn't take that much more work to change the houses and feed more bunnies.

Here's the routine there...

- Take all the toys, bowls and litterboxes out of the house.
- Dump the litterboxes and wash if needed - or else just change them.
- Sweep out the area (about once a week we mop the floor with vinegar and hot water)
- Wash the bowls
- Put back in the litterboxes, toys & hidey boxes
- Fill water bowls & put back in the bowls
- Refresh hay in basket & litterboxes
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline Bunnies4ever
Hercules, California
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9/20/2006 10:14 AM
Thanks for the advice and article! I plan on keeping the 3 bunnies. Actually one of her bunnies is Chloe's Dad which is why she asked that I take them. I'm just hoping that all 5 will get along. I know Kahlua can be grumpy sometimes.

User is Offline Gina Won
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9/20/2006 8:51 PM
wow! how kindhearted and amazing you are for taking in 3 new loved ones!
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