• vanessa replied to the topic Adding a 3rd bunny in the forum BONDING 11 months ago

    My trio is 2 females and 1 male. Each bunny is different. Of my 2 females, one has displayed very dominant territorial traits, the other is the opposite, and quite submissive. If raised about 34 rabbits, and I dont think females r any more territorial than males.

  • Im going to try to answer your questions in order… 1. You have no idea if they will bond successfully. So b prepared to have 2 single bunnies. U will definitely have 2 singles until they bond, which can take up to a year or more. 2. I dont know percentages but there r members on this forum who Have rabbits that were unable to bond. I have had…[Read more]

  • I had a tortoise. I wouldn’t risk the salmonella contamination.

  • Wow! Find another vet! My exam bill with x-rays was 185. I also disagree with the pecking order theory. I do believe that adding litter boxes will help, but not because of a “pecking order” and rabbits “pushing” eachother out. I think it is as simple as this… Bunny # 1 hops into the litter box because he doesn’t mind seeing in close quarters……[Read more]

  • I agree with the others. Relax. So many rabbits carry the parasite without becomming sick. Rather focus on providing a happy stress free environment for your bunnies. (I lost 2 bunnies to ec). I suspect my female who was bonded to both, is a carrier. But that is just my suspicion. I have no proof. But i let her bond with another pair of rabbits,…[Read more]

  • vanessa replied to the topic Hay everywhere in the forum BEHAVIOR 11 months, 1 week ago

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  • vanessa replied to the topic Hay everywhere in the forum BEHAVIOR 11 months, 1 week ago

    I agree with the posts above. Also… One of my bunnies, Guinivere, is just plain messy. Sometimes it isnt so bad, but othertimes she kicks litter out of her litter box, scatters hay everywhere, etc. Sometimes she is telling me to clean her litter box. Other times, she is just having fun. Especially with scattering hay… She likes to bury under…[Read more]

  • Personally, I wouldnt worry about toxic weeds. Maybe i have too much Faith, but i dont believe herbivores will eat toxic plants. I do however, worry about flies. Bot flies are attracted to rabbits. I will never let my rabbits outside again, because there is no way to prevent a bot fly from laying eggs near my rabbits, and therefore no way to…[Read more]

  • If the pen is too much space for her to feel comfortable, which is what it sounds like, I’d go back to a smaller space and gradually make it larger. I’d start with a surface area same size as the washing machine. U can wrap that pen around itself to make it smaller.

  • I had a pair that had more one-sided grooming but they were really cuddly. As to your question, I have had a similar experience. I was working on a trio, gave up, and let them continue living with a shared fence for over a year. One day out of the blue, about a week ago, the bonded pair hopped over the fence to the single bunny, and they r now a…[Read more]

  • I would b careful about dehydrated apples/carrots. Theyvr physically smaller pieces once dehydrated which makes it easy to give your bunny too much. They r high in sugar, which could b bad for your bunny’s digestive system. Sherwood is my favorite.

  • Wood pellets (hardwood fuel pellets)!

  • I need to get a picture of them… I peeked in and they were all 3 in a litter box with morgana grooming Guin. She n they saw me. Avalon binkied out of the litter box. I’m calling them bonded…

  • I need to get a picture of them… I peeked in and they were all 3 in a litter box with morgana grooming Guin. She n they saw me. Avalon binkied out of the litter box. I’m calling them bonded…

  • That sounds frustrating. It is in a rabbits instinct, to chew. Some r more destructive than others. I have 2 rabbits who i never let run free on the house because they have chewed thru carpet to the wood subflooring, chewed thru baseboards, and they shred any towel or soft thing i give them. So i make their space “safe” by using 2×4 lumber around…[Read more]

  • I know what u mean. I lost Merlin and Lancelot to ec. Since they were both bonded to Guin, and she is now living with Morgana and Avalon, I worry that she is a carrier and whoever she lives with will get sick and die. When we lose a pet that we r so attached to, it is understandable that we worry about it happening again.

  • You said the applemight have caused her to throwstuff around in her cage… Butthriwing stuff around is actually perfectly normal and common for a rabbit. Its how they play. The apple had nothing to do with it. Rabbits enjoy tossing things around, and rearranging their toys. I give mine items to toss around like rags, flower pots, and baby…[Read more]

  • You can’t “discipline” a rabbit. U might as well forget about that 😉 I have half of my house bunny proofed, and Guin has access to it. I never cage her. Like others have said, rabbits r active at night, so personally, if I were to cage a rabbit, it would b during her sleep time, from 10 am-5pm (that’s when my rabbits r asleep). I suspect…[Read more]

  • Guinivere does figure-of-8around my feet for treats. It was surprisingly easy to teach her that. Now we have to watch out for Guin the attack bunny who shoots out from under the bed to circle our feet for treats… At 2am… When we get out of bed to go to the toilet room… So now I’m trying to teach her that she only gets treats in her own room,…[Read more]

  • You would b surprised how much water they drink when it is cold… Keep it topped up.

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