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So my 2 male rabbits I got a few months back were sweet angels when they were younger and almost never fought. They groomed eachother and it was super cute how affectionate they were towards eachother. Now that they’re older, (Mochi, who has even had his testicles drop) they fight almost daily. I don’t know if I should start separating them in different pens because they are bonded and I don’t want them to be depressed. When they don’t fight, they are back to grooming eachother and being lovey dovey brothers. Mochi’s neutering appointments is coming up soon so idk if that will solve the problem. Im scared though that it will get worse if I don’t separate them because about a few weeks ago, Mochi bit part of Saffron’s top lip off. Any suggestions or advice is appreciated <3
 

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Your rabbits need to be separated immediately and kept separate(for now) before serious or even fatal, injuries occur. Male rabbits are known to try and eviscerate other male rabbits. Sorry to be so graphic, but it can and does happen. Baby rabbits almost always will get along, but this isn't considered actually being bonded. It's called a baby bond, and it all changes when their hormones come in.

If you would like to try rebonding, both have to be neutered first, wait 4-8 weeks for hormones to fade, then go through the proper bonding process. Even then there are no guarantees. Rabbits are very particular about who they choose to bond with. And because your rabbits have already been in serious fights, their chances of successfully bonding can be diminished. Not to say it can't happen though. Once their hormones are gone they may take to each other just fine, but you just can't know for sure until the neutering and hormones are gone.




 

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Note that since they are not truly bonded, separating them now will not lead to significant distress of "missing" the other rabbit -- it is for their safety and again, they are not actually bonded.
 
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Your rabbits need to be separated immediately and kept separate(for now) before serious or even fatal, injuries occur. Male rabbits are known to try and eviscerate other male rabbits. Sorry to be so graphic, but it can and does happen. Baby rabbits almost always will get along, but this isn't considered actually being bonded. It's called a baby bond, and it all changes when their hormones come in.

If you would like to try rebonding, both have to be neutered first, wait 4-8 weeks for hormones to fade, then go through the proper bonding process. Even then there are no guarantees. Rabbits are very particular about who they choose to bond with. And because your rabbits have already been in serious fights, their chances of successfully bonding can be diminished. Not to say it can't happen though. Once their hormones are gone they may take to each other just fine, but you just can't know for sure until the neutering and hormones are gone.




Thank you!
 
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