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Post by gemma997 on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:43 am

Before I got thundercracker I had reserved a girl atbthe sspca. When talking to a rabbit charity in glasgow they suggested a boy would be better and they had one in mind.
I never got that boy instead opted to unreserve the female and get my wee lad thundercracker instead.
Looking at rabbit stuff online all the trio bonding has been done with 2 girls and a boy.
Has this rabbit charity duped me to try and get me to take one of theres? But then why would they suggest a boy if they had girls to get adopted too? I am confused.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:42 pm

While I've only ever had 2 buns at the most everything I have read/learned over the years has said 2 males are more likely to fight than two females. The logic for this is, they are highly likely to fight over the girl.
Of course there are exceptions to the rule!

Look at MJ and Philip, two male HH buns who get on fine! But they don't have a girl TO fight over.

I'm a bit of a chicken when it comes to bonding so tbh I would stick with the advice and have 2 girls, 1 boy.
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Post by woodwench on Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:44 pm

I had a trio, twice.
Clawed (doe) and Mr Starbuck were a couple but he also spent time with Toffee and her daughter Truffle Without Clawed around) (all my does were unspayed - it was in the '90's and I had no cash but my bucks were neutered) then after Starbuck died (abscess in his groin) I was given another buck, Mr Toast O'Riley who was in a trio with Toffee and Truffle (Clawed hated him and would have nothing to do with him).
I found it quite easy with two does and a buck. I just popped the buck in the pen with the two does and stood by to see what happened. They were fine with both Starbuck and Riley, never a bad look let alone any nipping or fur pulling. The only rabbit fight I had was when Clawed managed to get into the pen and attacked Riley.... she REALLY hated him.
I think having a strong bond between the two does helped a lot. Being mother and daughter and always together Toffee and Truffle had a great partnership and the bucks slipped into the picture very easily.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:13 am

When I first had bunnies I had two girlies and a little boy and that worked out well. I agree with what has been said here, bonding two males is much harder. I think they are like us though lovey, sometimes they just dislike each other on site and at another time it is instant love. I don't think the rescue was trying to fob you off, as you say they had lots of bunnies so why should it make any difference? If I had a trio again I think I would have two ladies and a little man.Very Happy

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Post by gemma997 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:48 pm

Every where i have read say two girls and a boy.

Im begining to think they were at it and just trying to get me to take one of their rabbits.
I wouldnt have minded but Im not sure if I trust them anymore, in future will stick with the sspca
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:56 am

It is nice to find somewhere you trust love and so many places are not quite what they seem.

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