Getting a female friend for my Holland lop buck

by Sylvia

Hello everyone
I have an 8 month old buck and would like to get him a female friend. He is neutered and has his own free range space in the backyard. I'm thinking of getting the female in the same age range and getting her own food bowl and bed in her own corner of the yard so they don't fight over personal space.

Is that the right thing to do?

Thanks for any help

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Sep 22, 2017
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by: Fran

Hi I have a 12 month old lop eared bunny ,he is fully house trained.we decided to get him a friend ,so whilst we were on holiday and scamp was in the breeders boarding kennels ,we chose a doe when we dropped him off and the breeder bonded scamp with Lottie whilst we were away for two weeks .Best thing we did, Scamp had been neutered by the way ,but since getting Lottie Scamp has been more attentive than usual and friendlier,he has always been a good bunny but since Lottie he is even better. Lottie however is a totally different bunny ,she is more mischievous and more curious ,Eats and poops non stop ,but she is also very timid she will take a lot longer to train than Scamp ,having said that she is 10 weeks old ,just had first injections and is booked in for being spayed in another month that should make her easier to train ,but yes they are best buddies always cuddle up together and follow each other about lovely house pets . Hope this helps some one .Fran

Sep 22, 2017
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by: Fran

Hi I have a 12 month old lop eared bunny ,he is fully house trained.we decided to get him a friend ,so whilst we were on holiday and scamp was in the breeders boarding kennels ,we chose a doe when we dropped him off and the breeder bonded scamp with Lottie whilst we were away for two weeks .Best thing we did, Scamp had been neutered by the way ,but since getting Lottie Scamp has been more attentive than usual and friendlier,he has always been a good bunny but since Lottie he is even better. Lottie however is a totally different bunny ,she is more mischievous and more curious ,Eats and poops non stop ,but she is also very timid she will take a lot longer to train than Scamp ,having said that she is 10 weeks old ,just had first injections and is booked in for being spayed in another month that should make her easier to train ,but yes they are best buddies always cuddle up together and follow each other about lovely house pets . Hope this helps some one .Fran

Oct 08, 2015
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by: Anonymous

It is a great idea. No need for there own personal space dont worry about that. If he is neutered then he wont be too territorial. They can share there food as well as water and space. Keep them in the same place.
Making aure they bond is important. I think in this typical case it wont be too hard. They may fight for the few days but do not worry as long as it is not too agressive. If they fight it is no problem as long as they have enough space to have their alone time.

Oct 08, 2015
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by: Camilla

Yes it is a good idea as rabbits love company, but make sure they bond and that you have your male neutered
Hope it works out! :-)

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