Bonding of Groups

The best configuration for group bonding is one castrated buck with several does. A group with several bucks can also be peaceful. This is very dependent on the character of the rabbits and the space allowed for the living area. While bonding, animals that have lived together for a long time may start fighting. The hierarchy in this case is being newly developed with the new animals. You may see that all rabbits start to chase each other. This is normal behaviour. Studies have shown that it is easier to to integrate two or more newcomers into an existing group. In this case the group does not focus solely on the newcomer and the hierarchy fights are not fixated on the newcomer alone.

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