Both male and female rabbits are friendly, intelligent pets that make good companions. Being social animals, rabbits kept alone become lonely and depressed. So, it’s a good idea to keep more than one pet rabbit together. There’s already an article about keeping two male rabbits together. But, what about female rabbits? Can two female rabbits live together? Will female rabbits get along?
Two female rabbits can live together and form a bond. And, there are some benefits for keeping two female rabbits together too! For example, rabbits are prey animals and scare easily. Keeping rabbits in pairs reduces stress and anxiety. But, don’t throw two rabbits together without following the proper bonding steps outlined below!
How To Bond Two Female Rabbits?
Rabbits can be territorial toward other rabbits. So, it’s essential to help your female rabbits form a bond before keeping them together. Bonding two female rabbits can take between two weeks and two months. So, it would help if you had a bit of patience to make it work. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Introduce The Female Rabbits To Each Other
During the introduction phase, watch your female rabbits at all times. For peace of mind, you can separate them at night until a strong bond forms.
Determine Which Is The Dominant Female
As with all animals in the animal kingdom, some rabbits will be more dominant than others. Keep a close eye on the dominant doe to prevent her from bullying the more timid doe.
There Should Be Enough Space For Both Rabbits
Both rabbits will need space if they want to hide or be alone. The hutch or cage should be big enough that both female rabbits can find a place to hide or relax by themselves if need be. Provide each rabbit with a litter tray and a large food bowl.
Other Things To Consider When Keeping Two Female Rabbits Together
- If you see your rabbits raising their tails, flattening their ears, grunting, or bowing their heads, there will be aggression.
- Biting, charging, and circling can also be signs that a fight is about to happen, and you should separate the rabbits before things get out of hand.
- But, if your rabbits groom one another, play with each other, and lay together, these are signs of successful bonding.
The Bottom Line
Two female rabbits can form a bond and live together without an issue. Since rabbits are social animals, it is best to have two rabbits instead of one. This reduces stress and anxiety and enhances your rabbit’s health. Don’t forget to talk to a vet about spaying or neutering any rabbits you plan to keep together.
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