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The age of the rabbits have little bearing on bonding. Our first bond was a 3 year old female and 7 year old male, it was very easy. The male very much wanted to have a friend and he wanted to groomer her as much as she wanted to be groomed. I have an answer here about other things that don't impact bonding. I STRONGLY Recommend You don't just bring a ...


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Gender and size have little to do with bonding. It is all about personality, everybunny has a different personality and some just won't ever be friends with each other. It sounds like your basic approach to bonding has some research behind it. We also have a few Q&A that address rabbit bonding so I won't go into details about that. Take a look at what ...


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Yes, you can reintroduce them! It can be a very lengthy process though, but I'm sure you know that. Begin by keeping them separated as you have. Idealy so that they cannot see eachother. Have them eat their favourite food on different sides of the door as close to the door as possible without haveing them react negatively. Sideswapping can also be good (...


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One: Forget your mom's advice about dog-training, she seems to have some really outdated information. Now, about the puppy: you need patience now. A LOT of it. That's what puppies often need. Have treats with you, sit somewhere in her sight. Throw treat, let her eat it. Throw another. Do NOT sit facing her, but sideways, so she can approach you on her own ...


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The black one is an Ocellaris and is typically referred to as a Darwin as they're originally from a specific area in Australia. Most likely you will not be able to keep more than a pair in the tank unless it's a huge tank. Clownfish are typically very aggressive towards conspecifics, they are a type of damsel, to the point where they will pester them to ...


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If in nature a male rabbit dies, then the doe will be sad and grieve some time. But it would be a waste of resources if a young doe will never again accept a new partner. At this line: if you sell the surprise male rabbit, he will be "dead" for your doe and after some time (time in which you have to support her!) she could mate with another male. (Please ...


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I have gained a bit of experience since then as well as had an unfortunate Act of Poseidon that has granted me a mulligan on clownfish. I'll share my insight. Many factors come in to play when determining the aggression of a fish: Their Natural Temperament This is typically rated as non-aggressive, semi-aggressive, or aggressive (some use the word bold). ...


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Personally, I would say no. That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Cats are instinctive hunters and on very rare occasions 'play nice' with prey animals such as rats, birds, guinea pigs etc. Unless you have 4 extremely gentle mannered cats, which is highly unlikely, I believe their presence and interest in the little furry new thing would, quite ...


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Rabbits can die of loneliness when their bond mate dies. Rabbits are extremely dependent on digestion for survival. Rabbits that don't eat for 24 hours tend to die. 12 Hours without eating is a medical emergency. Much like us, when a loved one dies, you get sad and maybe you don't feel like eating. If your rabbit does not eat, it is really bad. See Can ...


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"I wanted a companion for Sausage, not a roommate situation where they tolerate each other." A common misconception is that cats that are cuddly or groom each other are being friendly, while cats that merely are in the same room are just tolerating each other. Cats might also socialize by following each other around and being in the same place. If ...


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First, you are doing the right thing by separating them. If they are a danger to each other when they are in the same room, then the responsible thing is to separate them until they can learn to be together again. Second, you don't say what happened around the time that they started fighting. The most common reason that two cats who previously got along ...


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I am going to give a try at this but every dog is different. I would give him a couple weeks with your son. You are not going to remove all scents from a dog so don't try. Do remove any articles (bed, bowl, toys ....) from the old dog. Do NOT say the old dogs name. Give the dog a new toy and provide lots of attention. I had a pair that were not ...


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First, you need to make sure each cat has some place they can go to get away from the others. That can be a cat tree, some other cat furniture, or even a small yard or balcony. Assuming the cats have a place they can escape from the others, if they are continuously coming back for more that's an indication that they are getting some kind of reward out of ...


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I suspect that they enjoy the chasing up to a point, but they get wound up and don't know how to calm things down. Here are some suggestions. First, make sure that they have a lot of toys. The toys needn't be expensive; things like wadded-up pieces of paper, walnuts, and plastic bottle caps make great toys. The more you play with them, and the more ...


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Your question is fairly complex. We have several existing posts that talk about some of the specific issues you will face. For the most part I will include links to our existing posts for more detail. The question does not indicate the current age or living arrangements of the 4 bunnies. Even if you want to have baby bunnies it is important that you keep ...


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Properly socialised cats communicate with their butlers. They want food, they will let you know. When they want to be petted, they will get it. But sometimes it can be a bit much, you know. That spot has been properly scratched and is done now. You should stop. My cats will tell me to stop in the following escalating steps: Move Vocalise (miuow) Growl Put ...


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I want to add something to Mick's comment. When a mouse bites you, it either is playing, feels threatened, is scared, or wants to defend itself. So the best option is to let it crawl in your hand (Do NOT pick it up by its tail or anywhere) and just hold it and try and tolerate the bite. It will eventually see your hand as not a threat and will not bite you ...


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You certainly do love your cat. In requires to swimming. Cat can swim. If tipped over in your boat, she (he?) will immediately head for shore. When I was 12, we took our cat out in a rowboat a good distance from shore and put the cat in the water. He stuck out for the shoreline. Someone was there with a towel to wipe him off. He didn't seem to mind, but I ...


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A young rabbit is not going to fit well into the family you describe. Cats and rabbits do well together, see related What should we look for in a kitty companion for our rabbit? But a young bunny and an aggressive cat are not going to be a good match. Optimally your rabbit should have access to as much of the house as the cats do. See Can house rabbits ...


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