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Do rabbits try to give each other gifts?

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roughtyping Wed 27-Mar-13 21:44:24

Feel like I'm maybe being a bit mental here!

We have 2 buns, a male and female, currently kept in seperate cages next to each other - male has jus been neutered, female due to go in on mon.

Male keeps picking up hay and trying to push it through the bars to the female! She's just ignoring him...

They've been next to each other for a good 4 months now, communicate etc.

Any experience?!

NorksAreMessy Wed 27-Mar-13 21:46:03

I think at this time of year rabbits give each other little chocolate eggs smile

Your buns sound really cute

roughtyping Wed 27-Mar-13 22:44:49

Yes they are super cute! Think OH would love to feed them chocolate eggs. Gah! The male is fab - so bouncy and lovely.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 27-Mar-13 23:07:24

When my 2 guinea brothers were in last winter they had to have a divider in their cage (fine this winter thankfully)

GP2 used to slide his empty plate under the divide to his brother.
I don't think GP1 saw the gift aspect of it though (humourless little toad grin )

Do you think the hay gift is a food thing or a nesting thing?

roughtyping Thu 28-Mar-13 05:58:52

Yeah it could be a nesting thing I guess! Not really sure, but it's quite sweet watching him be desperate to get a bit of hay over to her and her totally ignoring him! He did it a few times last night, a couple of times it looked like she was trying to get it ('kissing' through the bars) and he dropped it - felt so sorry for him!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 28-Mar-13 22:03:56

Once they are both neutered and 'safe' are they going to be housed as Mr & Mrs?
She might change temperement once she's neutered.
And it will be interesting to see how they interact when they are together.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 29-Mar-13 11:08:14

What do you get if you pour boiling water down a rabbit burrow?

HOT CROSS BUNNIES grin grin grin

(Why are there no Easter smileys) sad

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 29-Mar-13 15:18:33

oooh grin grin grin

roughtyping Fri 29-Mar-13 18:17:46

70 grin

Yes we're going to hopefully keep them together. I don't think there'll be any problems but who knows! She's going in on Monday for her op.

roughtyping Fri 29-Mar-13 18:18:12


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