I have a one-year-old mixed breed rabbit named Zoey, who used to be bonded to her sister. Sadly, her sister passed away and, since Zoey has been declared healthy, we have been on the hunt for a hubby for her.

First, we went to a trial period with a rabbit named Ben. Zoey hated him and vice versa. He was over-interested in her and constantly annoyed her, so they always fought. After a month of that we went back to the drawing board.

We went on another trial period with a calm, sweet lion-head boy named Ralphie. They get along much better and I can see them definitely bonding.

However, we are kind of stuck. Zoey will groom him pretty much every session multiple times. But when she doesn’t groom him she is constantly trying to nip his underbelly to get him to move out of his litter box.

We have had a lot of success with the bathtub but they have to move on from it since they do nothing in there.

I took out the litter boxes and try to correct Zoey every time she goes to nip him because he rarely fights back, but I don’t know how to stop all of her territorial behavior.

I hope they work this out soon.

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Miranda Hawkins
Miranda currently lives just outside Colorado Springs, Colorado with her husband, 8-year old son, and what she lovingly calls her “zoo.” Miranda grew up in the Midwest and always had animals around while growing up. After graduating from college, she married her husband Sam and they moved to the mountains of Colorado where Miranda became very involved with the regional rabbit rescues.

Currently, her “zoo” includes two dogs, one rambunctious cat, and three indoor rabbits. Oliver, a delightful Black Otter Holland Lop, and Juniper, a gorgeous Opal Satin Angora, are a bonded pair and have been together for three years.

She had the pleasure of adding an energetic Fawn Flemish Giant to her family one year ago, named Sir Gregor. He had been abandoned outside a pet store and was put up for adoption. Miranda feels very blessed to have this lovable lagomorph living amongst her family and is a strong advocate for educating people about rabbits and how special they truly are.

Miranda has put together a team of rabbit lovers and breeders from across the country and hopes you will find the information and resources on the JustRabbits.com site beneficial. She loves to hear from her readers and looks forward to seeing many more people become loving responsible bunny parents.