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Bonding 2 Pairs

Discussion in 'Behavior and Handling Techniques - Rabbits' started by bmarie, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Jul 18, 2017
    bmarie

    bmarie Chillin' with the herd

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    I bought 4 rabbits from the same litter back in March and I separated them into pairs because I was told that 2 were girls and 2 were boys. Recently finding out that they are all girls, I would like to have them all back together. They have been together in a huge run (but still separated) and have groomed and snuggled up through the metal fencing. I have been told that these are positive signs of 'bonding' and that I can move forward with it. They have been in this common area for a few months together but I want to remove the gate. Should I go ahead and just remove it permanently or start with removing it for a few minutes at a time throughout the day..? Any advice would be great! Looking to start the full bonding process ASAP so they can be housed in the barn together for the winter.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2017
    Alaskan

    Alaskan Loving the herd life

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    I would pick a time when you can sit and watch for an hour. Bring a chair and a book.

    Remove the divider and then sit and watch.

    By the end of an hour you should know if they are fine together.
     
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