Hello! I need help! I have 2 holland bucks that I rescued from a hoarding situation that are 5 months old now. Both were neutered 3 weeks ago. When I first got them at 8 (ish) weeks, there was a scuffle during a "bunny date" that resulted in a bleeding ear. I eased up on the bonding for a week, but still kept their cages next to each other. After that week, I slowly started letting them spend time together in a neutral area. Things went fine for 3 months; they would play, eat together, cuddle, etc., although I have never let them be together all night when I'm not just an earshot away. Anyway, brown bunny has always kind of been a jerk. He's not friendly, thumps me everytime I get close, and even though the buns would get along, he would still chase white bunny off frequently, then groom him. Lay down next to him and then nip him. Total mixed signals!! The day before their neuter appointment, BB (brown bunny) out of nowhere went after WB (white bunny) and bit him on his testicle. So bad in fact, that WB had a piece of skin dragging behind him from his genitals. Of course I separated them immediately and took WB to the vet. She said it was the worst fighting injury she had ever seen. She was hesitant to even do the neuter because of the severity, but I opted to have her do the neuter anyway, since surgery would be required either way to fix the injury. It's been 3 weeks now and I still have them separated. WB is so sweet and bows his head to BB through the wires of the cage, mirrors him and just wants his friend back, BUT, is it ever possible (or worth the risk) to attempt to bond them? I know the hormones play a big part, and hopefully the neuter will take care of some of that, but now I'm scared to ever let BB near WB!! If you read this far - THANK YOU! I need all the help I can get!