Two girl bunnies getting along?

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    Jessica08033

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    Hello! I am new here. I have two girl bunnies named Molly and Daisy. Molly is four months old and she is fixed. Daisy is two months old and she is not fixed. Molly is a dwarf lop and Daisy is a mini lop. I just introduced the two girls about a week ago. I was so nervous because I heard that it is very rare for girl bunnies to get along, especially when they aren’t both fixed, but they actually love each other. I now have them living together and everything is going great. I am just worried that their attitude towards each other could change due to puberty or because Daisy isn’t fixed? Thanks!
     
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    Baby bonds don't count as true bonds. Hormones can change all that. Worst case is they start fighting viciously when those hormones kick in. If you aren't there to stop them, it could be very bad. You are right to be concerned.

    Best case would be that they continue to get along. Just don't get too comfortable with what you are seeing now. The cuddliest and most loving pair can turn on each other with the onset of hormones.
     
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    Should I keep them separated then?
     
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    It's really your call. Some rabbits will get along perfectly whether they are spayed or not, some won't get along at all even when both are spayed. It really just depends on the rabbits. If they get along well now without any problems, and you decide they will be ok to stay together, just keep an eye out for any signs they are starting to not get along, like aggression, circling, clumps of fur pulled out, one doe becoming nervous of the other one, then it would be good to separate them until your other doe is spayed. Just be aware that if a fight were to break out, serious(even fatal) injuries are always a possibility.

    It's not the generally recommended thing, but I have kept unspayed does together until I was able to get them spayed, and didn't have problems with them. I always closely monitored them for any signs of aggression and not getting along. But I know there are others that have had problems, even serious ones. So it's really a decision only you can make.
     
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