Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bonding The Rabbits (The Beginning)

Rabbits, despite their gentle nature, are territorial creatures. Two rabbits that grew up together may someday fight and hurt each other when they mature, and have to be separated. As in my case, Fluffy and Bunny has been brought up together, lived in the same cage until Bunny matures and starts to hump Fluffy. Obviously Fluffy doesn't seem to enjoy Bunny's action and bites Bunny.

Initially we didn't know what has happened to the rabbits, and seeing how aggressive Fluffy has become and Bunny's never ending lusts, we separated the rabbits into two cages. Since then, Bunny and Fluffy never lick or kiss each other again.

It took us a few months to realize that spaying Fluffy may make her gentle. I went high and low looking (googling) for a rabbit vet.  Because not many veterinarians know or dare to operate on a female rabbit, for its process is more complicated and the risk is high and expensive too!. Finally I come across an honest doctor who would sponsor Fluffy's operation. That is none other than Dr Edmund Yeoh of Bandar Puteri Veterinary Clinic and Surgery.

After that, a less aggressive behavior is seen in Fluffy, and it is time to prep Bunny as well. Bunny has to be castrated. And I went to Dr. Yeoh again. Well, this time it is a not-sponsored procedure. Bunny has been less lustful ever since. So we decided that it is time for them to be friends again.

Our first attempt is in my brother's room. Fluffy have always like my brother's body odor, so the bonding was filled with high speed rabbit chase and a little fights. Yesterday night, i put both rabbits in my room, with a container of hay and water. They seemed more relax, less agitated. No fighting, they even lick each other at some point but never show any keenness to be friends. It has been almost a year since their separation and it is really lovely to see Fluffy and Bunny together again.

So I'm hoping the bonding will be a success and I can see both of them living together again. That's all for now XD...

Deepest Love,
Babies Mama..

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