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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BONDING > Recently bonded buns
Last Post by Kokaneeandkahlua at 7/18/2008 9:11 PM (6 Replies)
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User is Offline Joey & Phoebe
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7/07/2008 7:24 PM

I have a 7 month old male and a 2 year old female that I finally managed to bond very recently. They are sleeping near each other and eat with each other but my female seems to still be skittish towards my male when he happens to come up behind her. My question is, will this nervousness eventually go away? Is she afraid of him? Or is she remembering the past when she was mated?


User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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7/08/2008 5:47 AM
they're both altered, right? has he been humping her?
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User is Offline Joey & Phoebe
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7/08/2008 11:51 AM

Yes, they are both altered and he doesn't mount her....it's more like sniffing or grooming. She really doesn't like him near her backside. I'm hoping they will work this out,  maybe he'll learn to not sneak up on his lady!  I know I'm not too fond of that either!


User is Offline Sarita
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7/08/2008 12:17 PM
It sounds like she's still working on trusting him.

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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7/08/2008 3:49 PM
Its pretty normal for bunnies to be sensitive about their hindquarters - my bunnies will get really angry with me if I even pet them back there! In this case, she may also be nervous that he will nip her, or try to mount her. When bunnies are first getting to know each other, they need some time to get to trust one another. I would say this is a fairly normal reaction, and keep up with the good bonding work!

User is Offline Joey & Phoebe
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7/18/2008 8:25 PM

This problem has seemed to be have disappeared!!!! YAY!   Apparently, this was their way of adjusting to each other and Joey has learned that her butt is off limits. They are getting along beautifully! I  couldn't be happier!


User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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7/18/2008 9:11 PM
Awwwww!! Pictures please!!!
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