Hi everyone. We haven't looked in on this newsgroup in years and we're glad
to see that it is still going strong.
We figured that this question has probably been addressed many times in the
past but we weren't able to find any current threads.
We had two lops, Willy and Chloe. We lost Chloe last year to cancer and
Willy has never been the same. He has become very unsocial and rarely wants
to come out of his room. It's the saddest thing. He is 7 years old and we
didn't want to see him spend the rest of his life moping in his box.
We went to the humane society and discovered a little 2 year old lop. We
have named him Norbert. He has scoliosis. We were hesitant to adopt a male
but he had been there more than a month and we thought no one would take him
because of his condition. We fell in love with him. Now if only we could
get Willy to do the same.
We were wondering if anyone had some advice on the possibility of bonding
two males. When we put them together, Norbert sprays and drops turds
everywhere eventhough he has been neutered. Willy doesn't. We attempt
introductions in a neutral room. They have started fighting ie biting and
boxing. We don't let it continue out of fear that one will get injured.
Any suggestions anyone can offer would be appreciated. Also, we have found
little information on scoliosis in rabbits and wondered if anyone had some
insight on the long term. Norbert's mobility is fine now but we are unsure
of what the future holds.
Thanks in advance,
Julie and Gerry