Originally Posted by katiecrna
Since no one has responded yet I will chime in. Take my advice with a grain of salt because I have never bonded rabbits before.
I don't know how many hours you leave them together but if it were me... on a day that I am home all day I would put them together in a pen and just leave them all day while keeping an eye on them. This is a good test run to see if they are ready to move in. Do not break them up unless they fight. If one mounts the other just let it be unless it gets physical. Depending on how they do with that test will determine the next step.
Thank you for responding
I just came back to my post today to see if anyone answered me because I'm feeling like maybe they're ready to move on but I'm still not sure?
Maybe this weekend when I have some more time I'll try your suggestion and see how it goes. We've had daily sessions for about 2 weeks now and I have never seen one bit of aggression from either bunny - the biggest problem I've been faced with is the chasing to mount from Gizmo.
Since I first posted this a few days ago, Gizmo is still chasing and mounting a bit but it seems to be lessening a little bit. I noticed she chases Nova a bit, Nova still runs away, and after about 20 seconds Gizmo gives up and flops onto the floor.
I can sit in there with them for an hour or more (I feel okay leaving the room for a few minutes at a time, as long as I can hear them) and most of the sessions have become quite boring, aside from the occasional chase/mount from Gizmo. Otherwise it's just mainly flopping or grooming between the two of them.
Nova grooms Gizmo a lot. Gizmo not so much, she's done it a little bit but not nearly as much. It's funny because Gizmo will groom herself (sometimes I think she grooms herself in front of Nova on purpose), and Nova will go up to Gizmo when she's grooming herself, and puts her head down to try to encourage Gizmo to groom her instead, but Gizmo just goes on with her own business grooming herself, completely ignoring Nova's request.