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Old 01-12-2018, 03:51 PM   #1
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I have two males, Big Wig and Blackie chan. We know that they have a dominance issue, but their is rabbit fur flying whenever we put them next to each other. Big wig is a smaller rabbit, but he's terrifying. Blackie chan is slightly bigger, but he's more controlled and sweet. I'm afraid one of them will take the others eyes out. Blackie chan actually got a bite mark right next to his eyes. Any ideas on what to get them to like each other? Thanks


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Are they both neutered?


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Old 01-12-2018, 07:12 PM   #3
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I wouldn't put together two rabbits who fight that badly. You are right to fear that they might seriously hurt each other. If they are not neutered, stop this and get them neutered first (plus the time for their hormones to calm down) before attempting to bond again because with two intact males who have been fighting the way yours are, it will never work. But there is no garantee it will ever go well. I don't know why you got two males, it may have been circumstancial, but it's not an easy pairing to attempt. Even people who have a lot of experience with bonding rabbits don't have a very high rate of success with that. I personally wouldn't even attempt it - I like my bondings to be easy and bloodless so desexed male / female it is.
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Sounds like separation is your best bet before injuries and huge vet bills.
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They are both neutered. I've heard putting peanut butter on their heads will have them clean it off each other, then me friends. Also if you spray them with a water bottle, they'll go and clean each other off and sulk. Does this work?
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Okay, I haven't figured out to post more threads, so I'm using this. We have this soft, Cotten and plant material from this company called hello fresh. My mom wants to know if we can use this for bedding. Can we? We're running out of litter, and we need a substatute. Thank you so much. Also, can you tell me how to make new posts?
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They are both neutered. I've heard putting peanut butter on their heads will have them clean it off each other, then me friends. Also if you spray them with a water bottle, they'll go and clean each other off and sulk. Does this work?
Those aren't good options for your situation. That tactic is sometimes used with two new rabbits that have been ignoring each other in hopes they will acknowledge each other.

In your case, you have already-fighting rabbits. This is not good. And it is not promising either. They need time apart to forget that they do not like each other. If they are apart for awhile, then just perhaps, they may decide to give it another chance in the future. They may. They may not.

Please be careful. Rabbit fights can escalate quickly and serious - serious - injury can occur. Some will even fight to the death. So please be cautious.
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Those aren't good options for your situation. That tactic is sometimes used with two new rabbits that have been ignoring each other in hopes they will acknowledge each other.

In your case, you have already-fighting rabbits. This is not good. And it is not promising either. They need time apart to forget that they do not like each other. If they are apart for awhile, then just perhaps, they may decide to give it another chance in the future. They may. They may not.

Please be careful. Rabbit fights can escalate quickly and serious - serious - injury can occur. Some will even fight to the death. So please be cautious.
Thank you so much. They aren't new rabbits, but we've had them for nearly a year. But before that, they where raised together. They used to be friends, but now it's dominance. Do you have any advice to get them to like each other?
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when were they neutered?
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Okay, I haven't figured out to post more threads, so I'm using this. We have this soft, Cotten and plant material from this company called hello fresh. My mom wants to know if we can use this for bedding. Can we? We're running out of litter, and we need a substatute. Thank you so much. Also, can you tell me how to make new posts?
To make a new post, click on "forum" at the top of the page. Then you will see a list of topics. Since your question is about bedding, click on the topic titled "Housing & Environment."
From there, in the upper left, will be a blue button that says "New Thread." That is how you create a new thread for a specific topic.

As for bedding, it sounds like you are describing something similar to Carefresh. That is a fine option. However, a rabbit cage really doesn't need to have the entire cage floor covered in bedding. That is only used for bunnies that are not potty trained. A litter box is all that is needed -- topped with hay. Less bedding is wasted that way.


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