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    • Jupiter_Flemish Giant
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        I am not a breeder, I do not wish to be a breeder, and I don’t agree with breeding bunnies for meat or for selling. I like to think I saved my boy from being sold as a meat or breeding rabbit, but now I’m stuck with a dilemma. My sisters rabbit and my boy have always been near each other when they were younger because we knew that they didn’t have many hormones yet and we still kept a close eye on them when they were together. (Air planes are tricky) But now my sister is going on vacation and right as she was bringing her to me they got into a car accident! The bun and my sister is ok, but her cage bowls and her cage aren’t. They are both bent, and completely unusable. Her name is Cookie, and Jupiter enjoys his time with her. Like I said, they are always watched when near each other to make sure they don’t breed. Now, we don’t have any other rabbit cages besides Jupiters, and he is a unneutered boy, while Cookie is an unspayed female. I don’t want baby rabbits, my sister doesnt want baby bunnies, but I am the only person my sister trusts with her bun. I have no where to put her, but I don’t trust my aunt with her rabbit either. (She runs a baby bunny mill, If that’s the right word) So I’m sure you can see why Im having such a hard time. Anyone have any idea? She’s currently on my lap and Jupiter is in his cage. I will let him out and watch them, but that’s it. At night I will put him up, but I don’t know about cookie.


      • Bam
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          The only way to not get baby bunnies is to keep the two rabbits separate -at all times. It takes seconds for a male bun to impregnate a girl bun, and she will ovulate upon being mated. Rabbits dont have heat periods like dogs (you probably know this but other readers of this thread might not), so a mature girl bun can become pregnant at any time, and it can happen so fast that you dont even notice its happening.

          The buns need to be kept separate not just by cage bars, because rabbits are capable of breeding through cage bars. There must be a “no man’s land” of at least a few centimeters between the buns’ cages or enclosures.

          I hope you can find a way to house these rabbits separately. I understand that it’s not an easy situation.


        • DanaNM
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            You will need to keep them 100% separated, they can mate in a flash, even while supervised. They will try very hard to “get at” each other, so it’s very important they can’t access each other at all. Buns have also been known to mate through cage bars (somehow!).

            The best thing will be to keep them separated and start saving up to get them spayed and neutered. Neutering is usually easier and cheaper, but spaying is very important to prevent reproductive cancers, so ideally both will be castrated eventually. But you can start with 1 just to prevent an accidental litter.

            Can you set them up in different rooms, even if it’s not ideal? Investing in some x-pens to help separate areas would be good, make sure you get the taller ones so they can’t jump over.

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