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SukiMiloLupin

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Hello everyone

After a bit of advice. I had a bonded pair Suki and Milo. They are 1.5 years old and mini lops, both are neutered/spayed and been bonded for around 11 months. They got on like a house on fire and we decided to introduce a 3rd bunny Lupin. He is currently not neutered and around 6 months old. He is raised and in a cage away from my other 2 currently. I didn't want to introduce him before he was fixed for fear he might be rejected (thinking of worse possible out comes). However it has caused the previous 2 to fight as they can smell him. The fights are quite bad and I have stopped them each time and they now live separately as it seems to be a constant thing. They can both still see and smell each other but they just don't want to be 'with' each other. Understanding that the previous relationship can breakdown, it was a risk I took and knew could happen. Therefore I would like some advice on what the next process would be? Of course waiting until Lupin is fixed into order to introduce him, but do I try and rebond Suki and Milo now or do I wait and bond/rebond all three at the same time? Sorry I know this has been said before a thousand times but I can't seem to find a thread with the same situation as mine currently. Any advice is appreciated thank you!
 

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Since your pair seems broken up now, then it would probably be best to take advantage of that and wait until you can introduce all 3 at the same time.

Introducing 3 rabbits at the same time is generally the better option and allows them to sort out their hierarchy at one time (rather than trying to add a 3rd to an existing pair).

In the meantime, try to set aside some neutral territory for when the time comes.
 
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