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Post by Sneaks on Sun May 17, 2015 1:23 pm

Hello!

I recently adopted a new bun and the bond is going really well. They have been together since 5th May and after a little humping and circling on day one have gone on to form a good bond (thus far.)

For the first week I allowed them in either the hutch or run so it was a single space which worked well. Then I allowed them both hutch and run of a daytime (I work from home so can monitor and I close the run at night whilst bonding) which has worked well too.

My plan in the later part of next week is to leave hutch and run open all night again monitoring as I go.

Prior to our new bun we had a bonded pair and I allowed them access to the garden a few times a day (supervised) I juts wondered when is a "safe" time to allow my bonding pair out for a 5/10 min free run around the garden? I was planning to wait until the bond was around 4 weeks but my buck is pining for a run and the new doe is a big bun and I don't think she has ever has a real run.

I would love them to have a stretch but I;m worried to death about doing anything that might negatively effect the bond? scratch

Sorry for the HUGE post!

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Post by Amelia66 on Sun May 17, 2015 4:21 pm

as long as the bond is going well and has been going well i would let them have a run. You will be there to supervise so can interrupt if they get a bit feisty.
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Post by Sneaks on Sun May 17, 2015 4:35 pm

Amelia66 wrote:as long as the bond is going well and has been going well i would let them have a run. You will be there to supervise so can interrupt if they get a bit feisty.

Yeah I would be out with them, perhaps a short run might be OK Hmmm

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Post by Sneaks on Sun May 17, 2015 5:18 pm

I just let them have 5 mins. They seemed apprehensive at first, and stuck together whilst sniffing around.

Within minutes my buck was running around and the new doe was binking around. They seemed to enjoy the leg stretch!

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Post by Amelia66 on Sun May 17, 2015 7:02 pm

Love aww i love happy buns
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun May 17, 2015 9:01 pm

When they have bonded and you see them snuggling up for the first time, there is nothing like it.

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Post by Sneaks on Sun May 17, 2015 9:36 pm

jolovesbunnies wrote:When they have bonded and you see them snuggling up for the first time, there is nothing like it.

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Yeah it's lovely. Was extra nice this time as it's my bucks second bond, nice for him to have a partner again Smile

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Post by Sixer on Mon May 18, 2015 2:38 pm

Really need some pictures Thumbs Up Very Happy Your bunnies sound lovely, hope all is still continuing to go well.
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Post by Sneaks on Mon May 18, 2015 5:16 pm

Sixer wrote:Really need some pictures Thumbs Up Very Happy Your bunnies sound lovely, hope all is still continuing to go well.

Thanks! I will get some up as soon as I can get a good one of them both Smile

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon May 18, 2015 7:45 pm

Oh yes please.

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Post by KatieB on Mon May 18, 2015 8:37 pm

Ohh yea! Pics would be fab!


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Post by c.bolduan on Tue May 19, 2015 11:55 pm

Pictures deffo we want to see the buns!

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