nyalite: She’s letting you pick her up now I see! She adjusting well overall?
Sorta. She’s handling being handled (ha!) a little better, but still doesn’t like being petted. She’s getting bolder and spends more time trying to escape from her designated areas to roam the house, and has started making noises. She’s also started biting at times. She attacked my mom this morning, and bit my foot when she wanted down from the couch.
Trying to escape is a good sign! Have she and Foxy had any real contact yet or are they still separated? Also how much bigger is she than Foxy? Hard to tell from the pictures.
They’ve had contact, and they’ve fought every time. Like, fur flying, “I’m gonna fucking kill you” fighting. We’re still keeping them separated for that reason. She’s about two to three times the size of Foxy. I’ll try and get pictures of each of them next to an item to use for size comparison, since I obviously can’t photograph them together.
Yeah that fighting always scares me the crap out of me. Which is why both of my girls are separated. I’d really love them to be together but I don’t want to risk them hurting each other.
That size difference is crazy! Foxy is pretty bold taking her on.
I’m thinking of putting them both in their carriers and just plopping them down next to each other, where they can’t do anything but sit there and acknowledge that yes, the other rabbit exists, and no, they can’t do anything about it. Just force them to get used to the presence of each other. My mom and I are also considering taking their playpens outside, since none of the house is really “neutral,” and setting them up side by side, and having them spend “separate-but-together” time that way for a couple hours at a time. Sometimes I worry that we made the wrong decision bringing Jelly home, even though I do love her and would be heartbroken if I had to get rid of her.
Foxy is super bold and daring. He was pestering the cat a lost as soon as we let them interact. He’s still less than a year old (at most 10 months-ish), which might be part of it.