Due to the current global epidemic caused by the Coronavirus, Beloved Rabbits have made the difficult decision to suspend all face-to-face Bonding Services.
The decision was made as we anticipate great strain our volunteer team during the coming weeks, particularly with the current guidance for social distancing and self-isolation protocols.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your understanding and ongoing support at this difficult time.
We have introduced Bonding Support Consultations via telephone or video - see below for more details.
Understanding Bonding from the Rabbit’s Perspective is Your Key To Success!
Finding a perfect companion for your rabbit is often thought to be a tricky experience.
In our experience though, it is often as much about a safe bonding process as anything else!
When bonding goes wrong it is usually down to one of two factors:
- The owner intervening at the wrong time or in the wrong way.
- The personalities of the rabbits are mismatched.
Some rescues offer “bunny speed dating”. This is when your rabbit is put in a pen with another rabbit. This allows your rabbit to choose his/her most favoured friend. However we find the circumstances of these dates often hide the "real" reaction which may happen when the "perfect pair" return home, and that in 9 out of 10 bonding experiences the bonding "fight", which often appears to be more violent than it is in reality, will still happen.
Of course, some rabbits will naturally hit it off better than others.
Choosing the opposite sex for bonding is advised as male-female bonds are a lot easier than same-sex bonds.
How Can We Help? Our Bonding Support Service Options
We have a number of bonding support services designed to help you make a success of bonding your rabbits. You do not need to have adopted your rabbits from us, as these services are available to all rabbit owners.
Rabbit Bonding Support Consultations
We can offer Bonding Support Consultation services via Telephone or Video Call.
What If It Just Doesn’t Work?
Unfortunately, we can't always get our rabbits to bond no matter how hard we try, and we do need to accept that some personalities are just simply not compatible.
We will help you do whatever we can to make the bond a success.
But if it doesn’t work, we understand that keeping rabbits lonely is not what anyone wants.
We will discuss numerous options with you if the bond is unsuccessful to find the right solution that works for you, and most importantly is right for the welfare of your rabbit.