Hello there,

I’m assuming you’re you doing 24/7 bonding? Both approach, you want to give them extra time. As you mentioned, you’re solely on day 2. Do be further positive that his eye is OK. If he’s nonetheless squinting I might pause bonding and have him seen by a vet.

I do have a pair tricks to contemplate and check out although! After they strategy one another and put their heads down, pet them each to simulate grooming and maintain them calm. She is probably going working from him as a result of she doesn’t need to be mounted, and I’m guessing his grooming is at all times adopted by mounting. She has to belief him earlier than she’s going to groom him or settle for grooming, in order that they want extra time.

One other factor is I normally don’t put litter bins in earlier than they’re getting alongside as a result of they have an inclination to trigger disputes. I simply put peepads down on the ground and a few hay in a pile for longer classes.

I additionally really want a a lot bigger area (like two x-pens linked up) as a result of it permits them to get away from one another and take some breaks (think about being locked in a closet with a stranger… it is perhaps very hectic for you). Chasing is OK so long as it doesn’t result in combating, and I’ve discovered that the bigger the area, the much less probably it’s for the chase to show to a struggle. If they’re doing properly in small areas that’s nice, however don’t be afraid to experiment a bit.

In case you are doing 24/7 bonding and don’t see enhancements by the 48 hour mark, then this methodology is probably not the perfect for them. Some bunnies are very scared and shy and might be pressured right into a “false bond” by hectic bonding strategies, and can do higher with a extra mild strategy.




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