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Belinda Says Hay: “How to Bond Two Rabbits”

How to Bond Two Rabbits

Hello. It's Belinda. 

And my roommate.

That's right. My roommate is helping me with today's blog. "Co-authoring." 

How do you like that. 

I've been thinking about this for a month. Ever since my boyfriend's companion and I moved back home. 

The thing is, without an office, I can't get anything done. So what am I supposed to do. My office was turned into a closet.

I'm not ashamed to ask for help.

Anyway. Let's get to business.

Our topic today is "How to bond two rabbits." I get a lot of questions about this. You can ask your questions in the comment box below. 

I'm not an expert about relationships but I used to have a boyfriend. Right now I'm single.

My roommate isn't an expert either in my opinion. She's been trying to bond my boyfriend's companion to the English since last year. "Unsuccessfully." 

She just gave me a look.

So let's get started. It's time to "co-write" the blog. If you want to know which parts are mine just look for my photo. 

My roommate didn't have a professional photo so I drew her picture.

Belinda the Spokesrabbit, Blogger and Hay Consultant

Why bond your rabbit to another rabbit?

Because rabbits need someone to talk to. If you know what I mean. Even if there is a fence in between.

For example, my boyfriend's companion and I share the bottom level. She's in a big pen. She's a bit of a "clutter-bug" to put it mildly.

My territory is the rest of the room and the steps to the kitchen. She talks to me too much when I'm sleeping or working. Other than that our setup is perfect. It's not my fault that I chase her.  

My five tips for bonding rabbits:

1) Make sure they are spayed and neutered. Give them at least three weeks to recover from the surgery. 

2) Let them pick out their own best friends. Take your bun to a shelter or rescue for "bunny blind dates."

3) After you bring the new rabbit home, supervise bonding sessions every day.

4) Hold bonding sessions in a neutral space. Many people use a bathroom or even the bathtub.

5) Be patient. I have lived with many pairs and even a trio. Some  bonded within a week or two. Others needed two months or more. 

Belinda the Spokesrabbit, Blogger and Hay Consultant

Hold the hoe. 

No rabbit chose me at the shelter. You just showed up one day and brought me home. You thought I would bond with the English.

I'm glad you live here but let's not talk about the English right now. 

By the way I do not look like this.

Belinda the Spokesrabbit, Blogger and Hay Consultant

You say in your tips to be patient. "These things can take a month or two."

You have been trying to bond the English to "Little Fang" for  over a year. Off and on.

These little kitchen dates started last July. It's in my Hay Moon blog.

When you are running after me you look exactly like my drawing.

I'm going to tell you something very endearing about the English.

Every morning, he walks through the kitchen and stands at the fence. He stares into the darkness, down the steps. Looking for Little Fang. 

Belinda the Spokesrabbit, Blogger and Hay Consultant

I'm sorry but that's creepy. Looking into the shadows. Come on.

Also this "co-blog" is not very professional. 

We're supposed to explain how to keep rabbits from creating chaos. Chasing and nipping and so forth. 

Instead we're talking about the English. 

It's hard to work as a team, isn't it?

It takes time to figure out who is doing what.

It's easy to zigzag a bit and cross boundaries by mistake.

Reminds me of something else. 

Belinda the Spokesrabbit, Blogger and Hay Consultant

I see what you did there.

OK. I think this blog is "a wrap." Thank you for your help. 

I wish I didn't have to ask. But, ever since I had to start working beside the furnace my concentration is shot.

Thank you for letting me co-write your blog. It has been nice to sit on the floor by the water heater during our meetings.

You're a good bunny, Belinda. You are my girl.

Belinda the Spokesrabbit, Blogger and Hay Consultant

You're not allowed to say that in my blog. 



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