Daddy Dino was neutered on 13 July 2008, 2 days after Dinky gave birth to their 5 kits.
I know this is quite graphic.. Please don’t faint or vomit while reading this!
I planned to bond Daddy Dino and Dinky since the first time i saw them grooming each other thru their cage’s metal bars. Daddy Dino has a crush on her since their first meet 😛
I thought the bonding process is easy.. But, nothing is call easy when only one of them was altered. Dinky is an unspayed female.. After gave birth and weaned, i found out that sweet Dinky Winky is become more agressive and bossy towards Daddy.
Everytime i tried to put them together, Daddy Dino lowered his head, asking for licks. But i saw Dinky dashed and jumped on him. They ran in circle until Dinky managed to climb on Daddy Dino’s back and humped him! 😯 (It was so ugly to see a female humping a male! Hmmph! ) She tried to show her bossy attitude and claimed her dominance, but Daddy fighted back by humped her too. Many times, i heard a loud shriek from Daddy Dino while Dinky became more and more agressive, so i had to take Daddy Dino out from the playpen and calmed him.
Then, i found out a different approach to put them together without stressing Daddy Dino.
I set up a small playpen, using 4 pieces of 1m x 1m grill panel. Then i devided the playpen into two and put the bunny couple inside the panel, like this :
I stuffed the hays inside a toilet paper roll and stucked it in between of the metal bars.. so that they could share the hays.
I done this 2 hours a day, for the whole week.
The next week, i saw them laying next to each other in the playpen. So, i took out the center panel. There was no more run-and-chase, and no more loud shriek from Daddy, or ma’am attitude from Dinky. I expanded the playpen to 1m x 2m and sat inside the playpen with them to make sure they were mixed well. They love being pat. So, everytime i got into their playpen, they stretched out their neck and lowered their head on the floor. This process also took a week before i left home for 5 days (29 Sept – 3 Oct 2008). I was away to my hometown in Johor for Hari Raya holiday to meet my family there.
Soon as i reached Penang, i took them out from their individual cages and let them roam free in the room. And this is what i got :
Now they’re living in separate cages, but i’ll put them together in a 1m x 2m playpen 2 hours every night for their dating process. Still showing their dominance, tho.. still haven’t see them grooming each other. But as long as they don’t harm each other, it is good enough.
Well, i would like to know if u guys have experience bonding the neutered male with unspayed female, or unneutered male with spayed female. Can they live in a cage together?