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i think your bedroom session went well. i agree with markus when he says the buns need to work it out. baby & pinky were both trying to be top bun but after the first few scuffles &... ahem... humping incidents baby backed right down. it became verrrrry clear that pinky was the top bun dispite baby's seniority & spunky rabbitude.
imho (not speaking from experience but from having read stuff ) if you continue with these sessions the scuffles will die down once they both accept where they stand in the pecking order. i really think this is what i need to do too. [ maybe why i'm suggesting it for you... hmmm? lol ]
That's a cool video. Are you sure they are not playing??? Is Max a mini lop? He looks bigger than a Holland Lop. Did you take him to the vet yet?
we spent another hour in my room today. no washer beforehand. they had a plate of parsley and some matchstick carrots. there were no major scuffles. Meadow nipped at Max as he walked by about 3 or 4 times in the course of the hour. at one point they were both flopped about 8-10 feet from each other. this lasted about 10 minutes. at another time they were both grooming themselves in close proximity. much of what they were doing was walking cautiously by each other, Mead would make a small lunge toward him and he'd run off. it went so well for the hour, that afterwards i opened up the bedroom door and let them each walk out on their own. they explored the rest of the house for about 5 minutes, but then there was a huge hallway brawl with fur flying. they got separated at that point and returned to their pens. i have videos that i'll post as they upload.
pretty relaxed... www.youtube.com/watch
more relaxed... www.youtube.com/watch
i kept the lights off for atmosphere, but i didn't realize how dark this one was... double flop, but opposite sides of the room... www.youtube.com/watch
this is when i let them out of the bedroom. it also gives you an idea of how my house is set-up. the bunny room connects my room to the hall leading to the living room. of course this was a few minutes before the big fight broke out... www.youtube.com/watch