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Bonded Pairs: The Importance of Bunny Relationships

Aug 31, 2018 11:44AM ● Published by North Hills Monthly magazine

The companionship of a rabbit can bring lots of fun and happiness into the home. From their sweet demeanor to their exceptional intelligence, rabbits can add a unique and playful presence to any family. But what you may not realize about rabbits is their capacity for friendship and its importance in their lives.

Bonded rabbits, or two rabbits that are emotionally connected, help each other navigate the world—physically and emotionally—making them the perfect adoptable duo! And by adopting a bonded pair, not only are you maintaining the special connection between two bunnies, but you are saving two lives.

A Special Bond

Since they are very social animals, rabbits that are bonded have a deep and lasting relationship. Many of these pairs do almost everything together. Whether it is eating, sleeping, grooming or simply exploring their surroundings, bonded pairs make everything a group activity. Physically, these bonded bunnies spend hours cuddling and sleeping together, ensuring the other is safe and comfortable. 

Twice the Love
Many people don't fully understand the connection between bonded rabbits, so they often have to wait longer to be adopted. And while it may seem that adopting two rabbits is twice the work, bonded rabbits are no more work than one—they love to share. With one litterbox, one set of water and food bowls and one living space, you get twice the amount of love!

Bonding Made Easy
Although bunnies can love their companions, introducing two new bunnies to one another can be a stressful and lengthy process—from weeks to even years! By adopting a pair, the bonding process is already complete. The contrasting personalities and temperaments of two bunnies can create an unwelcome and even unsafe environment for bonding. For many experienced bunny owners who have gone through the bonding process themselves, the ease of adopting an already bonded pair is the best option.

While some bonded pairs are very close, each pair is different. While they may not be joined at the hip, they still share an important connection.

Open Your Heart and Your Home
At Animal Friends, we often meet families who adopt a rabbit and soon realize that they're ready to add a second floppy-eared member to the family. With so many bonded pairs of rabbits searching for loving homes where they can stay together, we encourage you to consider adding one of these lovable duos to your family.

Visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org/Rabbits to meet the adoptable bunnies at Animal Friends. Who knows, maybe two will hop into your heart!


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