rabbit introductions

@jemkay (19)
Canada
March 12, 2007 11:32am CST
my family has had a rabbit for about a year. we recently got another one from an animal shelter. we have been introducing them slowly as i read on a site. now they are friends and get along well. really too well. they are both males and we can keep them off each other. i read that a water spray bottle works but not for these two. anyone have any suggestions?
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@hcromer (2711)
• United States
14 Mar 07
My dog is a female and she humps other famale dogs all the time. I wouldn't really worry about it as long as they are both males and you aren't going to wake up to a cage full of baby bunnies. They'll probably grow out of it, but you might just try buying them seprate cages.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Rabbits are social animals though, that's the whole point of trying bunny bonding. There are some good tips on www.bunnybunch.org I think (if they still have them up).
@jemkay (19)
• Canada
18 Mar 07
they have separate cages and are next to each other. i do hope they grow out of it. i am hoping the female this summer will help them stop doing it to each other and once they have a litter i will have them neutered.
• United States
13 Mar 07
I would advise against getting them neutered, because it is wildly expensive, and very dangerous because most rabbits are very sensitive to anesthesia and often die during the surgery. If they are getting along otherwise, and not hurting each other with biting or scratching, I wouldn't worry about it. Most male rabbits housed together will do it, and two females housed together often do it also, and even single rabbits with do it with a stuffed animal if you give them one.
@jemkay (19)
• Canada
18 Mar 07
thanks for your comment. i want to have at least one litter before i neuter them all. i have been letting them out in turns and they circle each others cage for awhile and then lay down. this works out better, lol. i dont think i will get them a stuffed animal, lol.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
12 Mar 07
Well the best solution is to simply get a female rabbit :-)
@jemkay (19)
• Canada
18 Mar 07
i will be getting one probably this summer, lol.