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Today – while helping a client bond her two rabbits – I had a break through when discussing those pesky dominant behaviors we all see our rabbits engage in during the bonding process. A lot of people have a hard time seeing their rabbits bicker and scuffle so when I’m dealing with clients and their rabbits I like to put each situation into perspective for them – to help them see the situation from their rabbits point of view. As I was explaining MY perspective on the rabbit relationship to my client, it dawned on me that many people who contact me feel the same way. Depressed, agitated, and a loss of hope due to dominant behavioral issues within the pair or group.
Why do my rabbits react so aggressively when they meet another rabbit?
Rabbits are not naturally aggressive. They are herd animals and as such, love friends! However, rabbits are also very complex little creatures and very sensitive to boot. The bonds they establish with their partner and group mates are for LIFE. Take a look at it from a different angle.Continue reading
The introduction of Lacey, my sixth rabbit, was by far my easiest bond to date! If you’re just getting started, definitely go back through the beginning of the bonding series. (It’s essential to understanding just how I got to this […]Continue reading
If this particular article catches your attention but you haven’t kept up with the series, I strongly encourage you to go back and read Rabbit Bonding Series Part 3: Bonding My Quartet before continuing with this article. Many of the […]Continue reading
Once we had our trio, we said “No More Bunnies”. We were pretty set on it too. But then… I made the decision to start volunteering at the local Humane Society. My Tans are pretty much the poster children for […]Continue reading
I will warn you… This was by far my easiest group to bond. This could be due to a few different things but my main theories are: all three were siblings, separated for only a month before altering AND all […]Continue reading
First off, I would like to introduce everyone to my SIXTH bunny. This gorgeous barely three pound Teddy Bear Lionhead (French Angora x Lionhead) made her way into our home about three weeks ago when I made one of my […]Continue reading
After having bonded 5 of my own rabbits and helped many other people with bonding issues, I have recently gotten literally dozens of requests to help with bonding.Unfortunately, as much as I love helping people, I don’t have enough time […]Continue reading
You’ve decided to bring another bunny home for rabbit bonding… now what? The NUMBER ONE thing people forget to think about when deciding they want a friend for their bunny IS what happens if they just Do Not Bond? It’s […]Continue reading
1. You are asking your rabbit to make a life-time commitment. How easy is it for you to learn to love and trust someone? How long does it take you, as a human, to really accept one person to […]Continue reading