Two unspayed rabbits can live together if they are properly introduced or familiar with each other already (such as a sibling). However, unspayed rabbits are very territorial and more likely to fight. This will significantly decrease the chances of successful companionship.
You already have one unspayed rabbit, and you’re thinking about getting another, but you’re not sure if it’s a good idea. After all, you’ve heard that two unspayed rabbits can’t live together. Is that true?
The answer isn’t as simple as a yes or no. It really depends on the rabbits involved and whether or not they’ll be able to get along.
This blog post will explore whether or not two unspayed rabbits can live together. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of letting them share a home and offer some tips on how to make it work if you decide to go ahead with it.
Before we get started, a quick disclaimer. It can be a real challenge to bond two unspayed female rabbits. Although it can be done, it takes a lot of work, and both the rabbits must have the right temperament. If you’re a new rabbit owner, we do NOT suggest trying to bond two unspayed rabbits.
What You'll Learn
- 1 The Pros:
- 2 The Cons:
- 3 Tips To Help Bong Unspayed Rabbits
- 4 What If The Rabbits Just Won’t Get Along?
- 5 It’s Possible, But Not Guaranteed
If successfully bonded, the pros are the same as any two rabbits living together.
Rabbits are social creatures and enjoy the company of their own kind. If your rabbits are bonded, they’ll be less likely to feel lonely when you’re not around.
Increase in Exercise
Rabbits need to exercise to stay healthy and fit. Having a friend to play with will encourage your rabbits to get up and move around more.
Reduction in Fear and Anxiety
Rabbits are prey animals and naturally quite skittish. Having a bonded friend can help reduce your rabbit’s anxiety and fear. The rabbit will feel more secure knowing there’s another rabbit there to watch their back.
Of course, there are also some downsides to letting two unspayed rabbits live together. The most common problems are:
Unspayed rabbits are territorial creatures and often fight to defend their territory. This can lead to severe injury or even death.
Because they’re so territorial, unspayed rabbits often fight with each other. This can be very dangerous, as rabbits can seriously injure each other when they fight.
Marking With Urine
Unspayed rabbits will also mark their territory with urine. The obvious issue with this is that it can create a mess. But the bigger problem is that the rabbits will continuously spray to mark territory as their own. Again, this can lead to more fights.
Higher Chance of Developing Cancer
Unspayed rabbits have a higher risk of developing cancer. Of course, this isn’t necessarily related to two living together, but for the general health of your female rabbits, it’s best to get them spayed.
May Have to Go Through a Rebonding Process
You may think you’re out of the woods when you notice that your rabbits are getting along. But if you have two unspayed rabbits living together, there’s always the possibility that they’ll stop getting along and you’ll have to go through the bonding process all over again.
This is very common with unspayed rabbits. Their hormones are constantly changing. One moment the two rabbits could be best friends, the next moment they may snap at each other.
Tips To Help Bong Unspayed Rabbits
If you’ve decided that you want to try and bond two unspayed rabbits, there are a few things you can do to help increase the chances of success.
Get Two Rabbits From The Same Litter
If you can, get two rabbits that are from the same litter. They’ll already be familiar with each other and will be more likely to bond.
Introduce Them Early In Life
If it’s impossible to get two rabbits from the same litter, you’ll want to introduce them early in life. The earlier you introduce the rabbits, the better. If you can, do it before they reach sexual maturity.
Takes Time and Patience
Bonding two unspayed rabbits takes time and patience. It’s important to slowly introduce the rabbits to each other. You don’t want to put them in the same cage right away. Start by putting their cages next to each other so they can get used to each other’s scent. Then you can start slowly introducing them to each other.
Make Sure The Cage is Large
Another important thing to remember is to ensure the cage is large enough. If the cage is too small, it will only add to the stress and anxiety of the rabbits. They need to have enough space to move around and feel comfortable.
What If The Rabbits Just Won’t Get Along?
If you’ve tried everything and the rabbits just won’t get along, you may have to accept that it’s just not going to work out. It’s important to remember that not all unspayed rabbits are going to be able to live together. And that’s okay. The most important thing is that your rabbits are happy and healthy. If having a bonded friend isn’t possible, focus on ensuring your rabbit has a good home with plenty of food, water, and toys.
It’s Possible, But Not Guaranteed
So, can two unspayed rabbits live together? The answer is yes, but it’s not always easy. There are a lot of things that can go wrong. But if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, it is possible for two unspayed rabbits to live together in harmony. Just remember to take things slowly and have patience. Good luck!