I'm behind on the group -- but congratulations on your new little
friend! I read your first email about him and thought "she's going to
get him, this was meant to be". I was very happy to read your second one
that he was with you, out playing by the lake.
> I'm still not
> totally sure that I did the right thing, rescuing Mauli from the
> spca....but he is sweet..andI'm counting the days until the neuter on
There's going to be a big period of adjustment for all of you, I'm sure
you know that. I've read many time about the "honeymoon" period when you
bring two rabbits together, but didn't quite fathom the mess until we
did that with two of our own! It DOES calm down and they eventually will
be better with their litter box habits. I think you just have to gather
up every ounce of patience you have and literally wade your wade through
it for the moment.
As for doing the right thing, I've had doubts every time we've brought
home a new pet. It upsets the applecart and I think -- what have we
done! It was so calm before this! It takes time and belief in your new
little guy. Somehow, you look into their eyes and know that you can
perservere. They need you, and they don't know quite yet how to be a
good bunny. All they know is that they're e***d, have a new home, a
new friend, and many, many places to mark as their very own! Whoopeee,
let the good times roll!
> but Misha does hop up and they touch noses for
> awhile..no snorting anymore...so hopefully it will go okay.
That's great! I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
> and my husband said it right...this little guy smells like
> Mexican food!
How funny! You sure he shouldn't have a name like Salsa?
Mauli is a good name, Hawaiians are very laid back so there's hope on
the horizon for Mauli.
> How long do I really have to wait after the
> neutering? I think another month of this will kill me....
I've never tried bonding a newly neutered male rabbit, but I have read
it takes about a month for all of the hormones to leave. I know Buns
stopped his peeing outside the litterbox in about a week.
I would ask the vet about the wet nose. Both of our current rabbits got
damp noses when I brought them home, and they did not have them at the
rabbit rescue. They will occaisionally still get damp noses -- I really
think it's allergies or other smells (maybe the cat litter box). The vet
said she did not believe either one had respiratory infections. I'd just
talk to the vet and watch for white discharge.
Keep us posted about what's happening there, and good luck to Mauli on
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