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Thehorsebarn

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Hi so I have two male rabbits 11 weeks old . They are both males uncut . They are brothers and never fight . So the question is will they fight and kill each other ?
 

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MOST of the time siblings pair well together if kept together. This past fall I had a pair of young bucks we raised that started fussing with one another, the bigger bullying the smaller. Their sister also did not bond well with a new bunny at her new home. So as I said two of the same sex MOST of the time will be fine. I do not recommend using them for breeding though if you're wanting them to stay bonded. If they start picking at one another it'll usually be around the time they become sexually mature. Around 4-5 months for smaller breeds then 6-8 for medium, some giant breeds are not mature until closer to a year old.
 

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I like to say that rabbits get along until they don't, and then, it can get brutal, so keep an eye out. I have had brothers that got along for a couple of years before it got ugly, and a litter of 5 male Jersey Woolies that started shredding each other before they were 8 weeks old. My daughter has a pair of not brothers that were put together when they were weaned, that were still best buds about 18 months later when she finally got them neutered (one at a time, and they weathered the separation without a hitch). Rabbits are individuals, and there are no guarantees. If you see signs of aggressive chasing, bits of fur blowing around when nobody is shedding, scratches or bite marks, SEPARATE! But maybe you'll be lucky, and it won't ever be an issue. :idunno
 

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MOST of the time siblings pair well together if kept together. This past fall I had a pair of young bucks we raised that started fussing with one another, the bigger bullying the smaller. Their sister also did not bond well with a new bunny at her new home. So as I said two of the same sex MOST of the time will be fine. I do not recommend using them for breeding though if you're wanting them to stay bonded. If they start picking at one another it'll usually be around the time they become sexually mature. Around 4-5 months for smaller breeds then 6-8 for medium, some giant breeds are not mature until closer to a year old. Reply ; Thanks
 

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Males were fine together for a little over a year. after we mated them they were done and started fighting.
 

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We keep all the bucks in their own separate hutches except it always seems some bunny wants to go visit Phineas Phogge. They will all stay in their own space unless they're next to Phin, then they figure out some way to go visit him. Haven't a clue why, but it's happened with several different bucks being next to him and they've all scrunched through a really small hole to go visiting. No fighting, but some deep driving need to go visit Phin. Other than that oddball exception, all bucks stay separated.

Females can usually co-habitate fairly easily with other females, although sometimes one will want to be a diva and tell everybunny else what to do. Usually no injury or fighting although sometimes there's chases. There will be up to a dozen does all in one hutch space, no fights. We do watch to make sure everyone gets enough to eat when they're in groups like that. Sometimes a shy bunny won't get enough to stay in condition.

Not the same story with bucks, though. They'll fight and injure or even kill each other (unless one of them is Phin). They seem to fuss more at each other when there's females present.

When we have bunnies and we want them to live together with any hope of harmony, we will put them into a space that none of them 'owns'. Once a bunny has claimed a space, then they will get territorial towards other bunnies. Buck against buck is much more likely than doe against doe. Mixed genders can usually share space fairly easily if you don't mind baby bunnies.
 
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