Monday, March 21, 2011

Bonding bunnies

For the last few months I have been trying to bond JT and Meadow (son and mom). Really I have only done it a handful of times; it's not something I have time for when we have fosters. I can skip the first few steps of the bonding process since they have always been near/around/aware of each other. They never fight when I do have them together in the same space. My hope is to get them bonded soon and move JT into Meadows pen. When I do that I will add a 3 story pen I got from Rabbit Haven. Hopefully having something new and changing her pen a bit will make it less offensive when JT moves in. Here are some bonding pics.

The first 3 pics are the 2nd bonding session, in the bathtub. I didn't get pics of the 1st session, which was in the garage in a dog pen.

Since the guest bathroom is taken by the boys I have done 3 or 4 more sessions in a carrier.

They look like they get along, but there is still some work to do. Meadow thumps a lot and they do their fair share of dominance humping. Soon I will take them on a car ride.


The Fab Furs said...

Sounds like progress. Perhaps a car ride to sample the local market's produce section would seal the deal. And new living quarters sound sweet.

Lisa said...

You seem to be doing well. Grooming is good, sharing food is good too! I'll keep fingers crossed that the car ride seals the deal, but it sounds like it will ;)

B L said...

Might want to consider putting them together in a whole new place to live, rather than in Meadow's "home." Sometimes the females get territorial about their own space, and might do better if they could move into a neutral, but cozy set up.

Just so the neutral "cozy" set up is at YOUR house.