Posted By redestarrosa on 09/21/2006 9:21 AM
Honeybun is getting neutered today... i already dropped him off at the vet...
He and Blackjack used to be best friends, this was before the hormones kicked in..do you think after the hormones wears off, that they will go back to being best friends??
i am worried that despite of being neutered that the boys won't be friends anymore... it is not much of a life for poor little blackjack to hide from Honeybun all the time ...if things don't change for the better after a month or so... i might have to rehome Blackjack... Honeybun might rather be the only bunny in the household... Honeybun is best friend with my dog
Evenstar and the Critters
WOW, I missed this. I will have to give best wishes to continued healing and future bonding instead.
It is not impossible for males to get along. It is definitely challenging, and a month might be too short of an expectation. But ya never know!
So right now they do not get along at all? Is that correct? If so, then there is no way for you to know if they will get along until AFTER they have all been neutered. As well as it can take a month after surgery for the hormones to die down. Which means they could still be driven to fight if you put them together before they have all had surgeries and all of their hormones have died down.
Reason being is that even if one male is neutered and it's been a month, but the other male still has everything it tact, they could both fight because one is being pushed around. Or even neutered males can be dominant and feel especially threatened by just the scent of an unaltered male.
I know that is not what you want to hear, as I know you were sort of giving a time-table of a month. I know it must be frustrating and I'm sure that it must be a real pain to keep them all separated, but I just wanted to give you some realistic expectations so you don't get too disappointed in a month.
If you do decide to rehome a bunny - try to find a responsible person on your own, as shelters are usually overcrowded with bunnies and can be at risk of euthanasia, and usually rabbit rescues only rescue from shelters trying to save at least some of them that are in line to be euthanized.
Hopefully - keep our fingers crossed, once your boys have had surgery and given the time to let their hormones die down, they can be good buddies.