Friday, September 9, 2011

Good and bad signs during bunny bonding

Here is a list of good and bad signs to look for during bunny bonding sessions:

Good signs:

Ignoring each other (this is good because they are choosing not to squabble or fight)

Lying next to each other

Mounting (they are establishing who is top bunny and this is important)*

Grooming (this is great!)

Bunny flop (this is AWESOME!)

Eating together

Sharing the litter box 

* Note: if the rabbit is mounting the other bunny's head, break it up, or the mounting bunny may end up with serious injuries if biting occurs.

Bad signs: (if you see some bad signs, don't worry, nearly all bonding rabbits have a few rough starts, just be patient, and make sure all the rabbits involved are spayed/neutered)







All these things are normal, it will just take some more time for them to get used to each other. The main thing is that you want to try to discourage these behaviors, break up any fights, and try to end the sessions on a good note.


  1. Well, you've really looked into this (no surprise there!). It sounds like finding a friend for Munchkin will be a really interesting experience!
    Love and hugs,

  2. How long does it usually take before you can put them together without supervision (if they seem to get along)? Will you need to have a rabbit about the size of Munchkin so that are equal at least at the start? And can you expect Munchkin to be a little territorial at first?
    -Animal Gram