Hi everyone. So we adopted a new bunny yesterday...yay! She's a beautiful New Zealand white that was rescued from a lab. She still equates being picked up with bad things so that will be a work in progress, but she loves pets and shes a very sweet girl. Our existing bunny is a male mini rex. I took him yesterday with me to the rabbit sanctuary where we did bonding tests for 4 hours. You would think size would matter, but apparently not. They were put in a pen yesterday together and were fine with each other for those 4 hours. Other than a few seconds of chasing they were perfectly fine. They even shared a "lady and the tramp" hay moment. Cut to coming home with our new girl. We set them up in a fairly neutral location. I say fairly because our existing bunny is free roamed so there isn't a room in the house he doesn't know or go into. At first they were continuing to do great, but then all of a sudden they started fighting. It was as if our rabbit realized he was home again and hey what is she doing here? We quickly intervened. We tried again but the same thing happened. The rescue really recommends accelerated bonding with 24/7 monitoring, but i just dont think that will work for us. We do have the bunnies seperated but in the same room. They have sniffed noses a couple times through the cages but its short lived and our little rex runs away. I'm ok with a slower bonding process since i work and i can't monitor them 24/7 anyways but im concerned. I am worried the fights completely set us back to square one again. I know my little guy is not thrilled. Its been a day so i know i have a long way to go. I guess my question is how mamy of you preferred slow bonding vs quick bonding? What ultimately worked for you? I take the fact that they are touching noses as to mean all hope is not lost.