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Posted By Wascally Wabbits on 1/18/2017 5:43 PM
From my experience with my previous pair, Lilo (top bun) would hump Chicho problem once a day or once every couple days. He would always hump (sometimes nip Chicho if Chicho tries to run away) and then spend 5 minutes grooming Chicho after. I think sometimes they just wanna remind the other rabbit they’re top bun. Chicho would occasionally put his head down while Lilo tries to hump him, but it’s more of a submissive head down, not a groom me head down, more “please don’t hump my face” head down, if you know what I mean. They always snuggle afterwards.

Unless your “humpee” seems really nervous after every hump session, I wouldn’t be too concerned. Mine were bonded for 5.5 years with 3-4 times weekly “reminder” from the top bun. I notice this usually happens after Chicho does something like.. jumping on the couch before Lilo, or getting too much attention from the hoomins.

That’s really interesting, I wonder if I’m mixing up submissive head bowing with ‘groom me’ requests. Is there an easy way to tell? I’m also wondering if a lot of the supposed head bowing is actually them just really snuggling into the other one as I haven’t seen the head being lowered completely that much. I’m misunderstanding a lot!

Buttercup is totally relaxed after the humping session is over so that’s great but I don’t want her to become really agitated with Peanut (tho I wouldn’t blame her ha!)