Bonding Rabbits

Prerequisites for a sucessful introduction

Before attempting an introduction, the rabbits should be spayed or neutered, and you should wait for a 4-6 weeks after the surgery before proceeding with the introduction. This delay both ensures proper healing and gives the hormones a chance to dissipate. This delay is especially important with a newly neutered male, as a male bunny can still be fertile for two weeks after fixing.
Many of the calls we receive are from well-meaning rabbit caregivers who bring a new rabbit home, put him with their existing rabbit, and think all will be fine. Sadly, these hasty introductions often result in serious harm or injury from biting, chasing, or other forms of attack.
In addition, rabbits are not quick to forget, so a bad fight could hinder future bonding success. Taking the time, reading up, and waiting for two spayed or neutered rabbits to be introduced will ensure you the best possible chance at a loving, bonded relationships.

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Bonding Services

NMHRS offers bonding services on a case by case basis depending on if we have the resources available to do so. Bonding rabbits is a notoriously difficult process, which is why our bonders are here to help alleviate some of the stress. Be mindful that all rabbits have their own personalities, so while we can make our best efforts to bond your rabbits, we cannot promise that every pairing will be successful.

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