Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Re-bonding bunnies, Part C

[Read the prior couple of posts, if you have not already.
Or just tune in, in the middle of the story.
Maybe that's how you read books, too.]

Carrier ride.
Small exercise pen with clean litter box and new cardboard box, on strange turf.

Next step:
To a small, restricted part of hallway they usually roam but do not usually park themselves in. More of a bunny run, for exercise, an extension of their basement den.

Bunya started off talking on his ear phone.

This was too important and so we removed everyone's electronics (except me and my Kindle ... I was standing guard with a broom to break up any altercations. But I had to move the broom when Bunya started chewing on the straw. I think he's got ADHD.)

With fewer distractions, Bunya and Ethel tried to make nice...

Reasonable behavior so far, for another hour or so.
They tried their group bunny triangle and got some head-rubbing assistance, so no one has to be first or last - everybody got some good loving.

The next move - back to their primary pen.
The same as we started this process:
All litter boxes clean and fresh.
Fresh hays.
New cardboard boxes.
Familiar toys, but just purchased new at the GHRS store, so no prior ownership smells attached to anything.

Insert bunnies, mix and pray...

To be continued.


  1. It looks like it is going well so far!

  2. Sounds like it's going well.

  3. Uh oh, didn't realize bunnies owned ear phones. Does this mean all this time when I thought they were carefully washing their front paws they were, in fact, secretly texting???