Hi, I am new here and new to having bunnies in our family!
We have 2 male (brothers) mini lops born October 2021. Happily lived together for 1st few of weeks of having them after Christmas before they got into a scuffle. We separated them & they lived happily side by side until they could be neutered.
Fast forward 6 weeks & we started to rebond them. Followed advice & put them outside in a neutral area together, about from Gandalf humping Pudding frequently no aggression & they were grooming each other & lying together lovely, was fine doing this for a few days.
Thought we’d struck gold, until Pudding decided he didn’t like Gandalf & the fighting began! We have separated them immediately once fighting has broken out, but have tried again the next day over several days & end up with fights each time. It doesn’t get too nasty as we have stayed with them ready to separate immediately.
We’ve left them a couple of days (still side by side) & found a new neutral spot, first couple of minutes fine, then back to square one.
Sorry for long story, just wanted to be clear on the situation so I can be advised on our best course of action going forward. Should we leave them a bit longer before trying again? Should they be fully separated & not even be able to see each other?
We desperately wanted them to be friends & live in harmony!
Seems so odd that it went so well to begin with.
Although Gandalf was the initial humper, it does seem to be Pudding that is starting the fights.
Any advice would be gratefully received!