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Lulubooboo

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Hey all, so my bun and my brother's bun are going to share a hutch. Lulu, mine, is fixed, but my brothers, Puddles, got fixed on March 18th. Puddles is still trying to mount her. He will not leave her alone still.
Is this kind of normal, since it hasn't been very long?
Lulu sometimes acts annoyed, but then other times she binkys. Why would she do that? A binky only means happy right? Sometimes she zooms around the yard when they're out together, then does a binky. It's very cute, but im curious if she's annoyed or having fun with him. Thanks!
 

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They need to be separated for 4 weeks for all the hormones to settle down after getting fixed. You need to put them in separate cages 6 inches apart for 2 weeks before you can start the bonding process. Her binkying and doing zoomies is just her being excited, she sounds like a super happy rabbit. Here is a link and video on bonding rabbits: Bonding Bunnies
 

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Lulu just sounds like a really happy bunny and Puddles just sounds like a hormonal bunny. Separate them for 2-3 more weeks and then start the bonding over again like shown in 101rabbits's video.👍
 

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Lulu just sounds like a really happy bunny and Puddles just sounds like a hormonal bunny. Separate them for 2-3 more weeks and then start the bonding over again like shown in 101rabbits's video.👍
ok thank you! She seems pretty happy and yesterday they were eating grass together. Should we still keep them separate? They are not being housed together, just playing together everyday.
 

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If they aren't being kept together permanently yet and she doesn't seem too annoyed by him getting hormonal with her, as long as she seems to be happy having bonding time with him then I would consider continuing with giving them time together until officially bonded. However, it's very important to supervise their time together and keep an eye out for any signs she might be starting to get irritated with his hormonal behavior.

If she is showing signs she is getting irritated with the start of possible aggression towards him, and not just showing him she's boss which would be normal bonding behavior, then I would separate before a possible fight could occur. Signs are pinning ears back, grunting and staying away from him, raised tail with ears back(immediately separate if you see this), circling with tail raised and trying to bite, boxing with other signs of aggression.
 

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If they aren't being kept together permanently yet and she doesn't seem too annoyed by him getting hormonal with her, as long as she seems to be happy having bonding time with him then I would consider continuing with giving them time together until officially bonded. However, it's very important to supervise their time together and keep an eye out for any signs she might be starting to get irritated with his hormonal behavior.

If she is showing signs she is getting irritated with the start of possible aggression towards him, and not just showing him she's boss which would be normal bonding behavior, then I would separate before a possible fight could occur. Signs are pinning ears back, grunting and staying away from him, raised tail with ears back(immediately separate if you see this), circling with tail raised and trying to bite, boxing with other signs of aggression.
Thanks! I'm really hoping the male will settle down soon, because she's totally good with him. When he settles down, I think we can just put them together, they have never fought, or had any aggressive behavior towards each other.
 

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