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jess24rose

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Today we rescued a 2-year-old Netherland dwarf mix named Freddy and everything has been fine except now he just started randomly humping my other bunny a 10-month-old mini lop named Luna and wouldn't stop. Luna kept on running away from Freddy so she clearly didn't like it happening this is my first time bonding bunnies so I'm not sure if this is part of the bonding or if I should try to stop it.
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How long ago was he neutered? It can take 6-8 weeks for hormones to fully fade, so if it hasn't been long since his surgery, you may need to wait a bit longer before attempting bonding as the excessive humping could actually cause serious issues in the bonding process and may prevent an eventual bond being successful.

If it has been long enough since his neuter, then humping is a dominance behavior, but again, too much of it happening during the bonding process can end up with the other rabbit getting fed up with it and a fight occurring. So I would suggest on reading up on bonding so you pick the best bonding process and have the best chance of bonding your rabbits successfully.
https://www.cottontails-rescue.org.uk/information/bonding-bunnies/
http://www.saveabunny.org/rabbitcare/bonding-guide
https://wabbitwiki.com/wiki/Bonding_rabbits_together
 

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Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society has a Dos & Dont's link on Bunny Bonding. Hope this helps. There are numerous videos you can access that likewise explain the intro process.

Best Wishes as you keep the dates positive and attempt a bonded pair.

mncompanionrabbit.org/rabbitcare --
 

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As you proceed in the bonding process, and end on a good note during those dates, be advised that when food dishes appear your pair will display who's boss. Our spayed females in the bonded pair (in our sanctuary home of rescues) always wanted to dominance hump when food crocks came around.

Watching a pair of sp/eutered buns become bookends is so rewarding. Good vibes are being sent!

If they don't bond, you have two very fortunate buns to share your home.
 

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My bonded pair hump
Each other all the time (female doing most of the humping) especially when it’s dinner time! And they are both fixed
 
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