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Forum BONDING Bonding a 5 year old rabbit

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    • Daisy282939
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        Hello, a few months ago my male rabbit (5 years) lost his partner/ brother. We now have a baby bunny who is now 5 months and we have had them living next to each other in a split enclosure. Any tips or advice for when we should start to bond them and now. The male rabbit is neutered and the baby rabbit is a female and will be spayed in about a months time.

         

        all my thanks 😊


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          I would wait to starting bonding until the female is at least 3-4 weeks post-spay. Once she is healed from her spay (about 2 weeks after) you can also start doing side swaps. You could do them now, but since her smell will change a lot once she is spayed I think it’s easiest just to wait till after spaying (less marking to clean up as well!).

          Sometimes females go through a post-spay “craze” around 4-6 weeks, but this seems more common when older rabbits are spayed. If you notice she’s still acting very hormonal or seems extra territorial around 4 weeks, then it would be good to hold off on bonding for a couple weeks more to let her hormones full settle. 🙂

          Happy to provide more advice along the way once you get going with them!

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        • Daisy282939
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            Thanks a lot for the help, was just a bit confused as this was our first female rabbit ☺️☺️

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