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Offline BlueSkyGirl12

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Adopting a pair of bunnies
« on: May 31, 2014, 02:06:06 PM »
So, I'm adopting a pair of male bunnies, and my question is: If two male rabbits are siblings, have been together literally all their lives, will they fight as teenagers? I'm going to get them fixed when they're old enough, but I don't know if I need to separate them when they're older, when they have all the hormones but are still too young to be fixed.  ???
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Re: Adopting a pair of bunnies
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 04:18:30 PM »
I think rabbits are fine to be kept in pairs as long they are fixed though.

Here's an article about bonding rabbits: http://www.barneyandjemima.co.uk/care/keeping-rabbits-together.html

And a different website:
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A pair of male rabbits may work together well, but the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals organization notes that male and female pairings may be more successful as long as both of the animals are neutered and spayed. Male and female rabbits tend to bond to each other with more ease. Housing unfixed male and female rabbits together will lead to pregnancies. If you are looking for harmony with two male rabbits, neuter them both. Unfixed male rabbits may get very aggressive with each other -- constantly fighting for dominance. Also remember that sibling rabbits usually work much better than those that are completely unrelated.