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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by KatieB on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:19 pm

Ooooo I'd wait Hun, give hem something new together that doesn't have any buns scent on.


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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:21 pm

Yep I would wait too - hypothetically speaking of course.


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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by Sparky on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:25 pm

The things that can't be cleaned can always be put away and, hypothetically, given back to buns once they have a nice strong (and hopefully not at all hypothetical) bond Thumbs Up
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:06 pm

Ok. I'll do that. She has a nice big box in the living room that she likes so I'll just take that away. I picked up some tunnel boxes today from work, one is about 6' long and one is 4' long. I'll save them with the hay tunnel.... hypothetically speaking.... of course Smile
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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by KatieB on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:28 pm

This is very blimmin exciting!


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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:35 pm

iiisecondcreep wrote:Ok. I'll do that. She has a nice big box in the living room that she likes so I'll just take that away. I picked up some tunnel boxes today from work, one is about 6' long and one is 4' long. I'll save them with the hay tunnel.... hypothetically speaking.... of course Smile
We had a box like that, OH's golf clubs got delivered in it and Thumper loved it. I had to hide it in my car when my flat was up for sale Laughing I didn't dare chuck it out!!

Looking forward to hypothetical updates Smile
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Post by NickieM on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:14 pm

Hypothetically speaking, I hope she isn't like blooming Sasha!


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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:31 pm

It's all very hypothetical to me scratch

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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:54 pm

The word "hypothetical" has lost all meaning scratch Laughing
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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by iiisecondcreep on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:16 pm

So, hypothetically speaking... if we had a speed dating appointment on saturday... what preparation would we need to do at home?

Temperance has her pen in the kitchen and the run of the living room when we are in.

All blankets washed
Box removed
All toys removed
Tent and tunnel removed
Living room hoovered
Pen cleaned out
Pen panels cleaned
Litter tray scrubbed... second litter tray bought? Its just a normal sized one and probably wouldn't fit two buns.

Anything else?

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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by KatieB on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:38 pm

Ooo I was hoping for some hypothetical updates !!!

I think you have it covered ...... Although have you had "the chat" with Temperence??

I am so blimmin excited for her!!!!


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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by fiver on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:41 pm

i'd also open a hypothetical bottle of wine Laughing
I hope all goes really well Thumbs Up

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Post by FluffSlave on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:08 pm

Sounds like you've done everything to help the bond along Thumbs Up

I am so pleased for you and Temperance. I think she now needs a hypothetical pep-talk to behave and be kind to her new husbun!

Sending lots and lots of luck to you both Hugs
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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by Sparky on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:47 pm

iiisecondcreep wrote:Anything else?

Smile

Two things:

1) If there is anywhere that you think might smell a bit Temparance-y, I think you can make up a solution of white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it on lightly to neutralise smells (I'm thinking the sofa and possibly the carpets).

2) Photos on Saturday afternoon Thumbs Up
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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by paullp on Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:41 pm

Hope all goes well with the bonding! Thumbs Up
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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by iiisecondcreep on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:04 pm

Another question...

what do we do if/when we get them home? :/

When we are in Temperance has the run of the living room, so should they be allowed out to play or put in the pen straight away? I'm sure the rescue will give plenty advice but I want to be prepared....hypothetically Wink
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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:23 pm

The normal advice is to start small and extend out. So pen initially then slowly increase their space. This will minimise any territorial issues.


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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by iiisecondcreep on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:52 pm

ok, how small is small? Smile
And what about overnight, still in the same small pen?

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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by NickieM on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:30 pm

I would let them meet in your bathroom. That way it is neutral territory. Temperance may not be happy to see a stranger in 'her' territory straight away. This way you could see how they react to each other rather than the space they are in.

A 10% solution of biological washing powder used to clean with Will remove rabbit scent. Don't use any bleach because rabbits smell the ammonia and think it is urine.


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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by iiisecondcreep on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:42 pm

They'll be meeting at the rescue and travelling home together (assuming she finds one she likes anyway!).

We have a spare room that Temperance has only went in a couple of times so we'll give that a clean and put the pen in there at first. The bathroom has no window but we could let them be in there for a while at first.

I am getting a bit hypothetically nervous :/
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Re: A question about bonding.

Post by Sparky on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:46 pm

It sounds like a plan... apart from the nerves.

Temperance might surprise you. Jack was so in love with his first wifebun that we expected him to be tough to bond again - not a bit of it, he took straight to Layla Smile
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Post by iiisecondcreep on Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:31 am

Been this morning and bought a flat storage box for a new litter tray, a new duvet cover for the bottom of the pen and some new blankets.

Now just to pack up miss T and head off. Wish us some hypothetical luck!
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Post by Thumper2001 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:04 pm

Lots of hypothetical luck coming your way!!!!

Please keep us posted with any hypothetical updates Very Happy
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:13 pm

Good luck!


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Post by Sparky on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:31 pm

Lots of real luck vibes coming yours and T's way Very Happy
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