PT. 1 IS WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU OWN TWO PET RABBITS
PROS: Having two rabbits means that you will be less inclined to spend hours with the bunnies. They will be able to give each other the stimulation and attention/love they need to grow healthy and strong. Seeing a sibling bond, or two rabbits that can't be without each other is a rewarding experience. They will groom each other, keep each other clean and happy. Neither rabbit will ever be bored, as they will have constant companionship.
CONS: The rabbit may be more reluctant to bond with you, the owner, and become more attached to its bunny friend. You will need to neuter or spay at least one of them; preferably both, so that the neutered/spayed rabbit isn't subject to attack.
If you have a lot of time to give to your rabbit, one should be enough. If you want a rabbit but work full time and have a busy lifestyle, two will be better for you so the one doesn't get lonely.
Introducing two rabbits to each other isn't as straight-forward as you might think. I will tackle some of the best methods to introducing two rabbits to each other in the next couple blogs.
In this one, I'll give you some more detailed explanations of what to expect with two rabbits.
DOUBLE THE COST. You won't need double of everything; feed and hay yes, but they should play with the same toys so you won't need to buy extras of those. You will need double the cost of spaying and neutering. I would recommend having two hidey houses in case one rabbit needs to get away from the other; it happens with us humans, it happens with rabbits too! If you will have a house rabbit you will also need two litter boxes. Rabbits can become territorial over "their" space - even when neutered or spayed.
DOUBLE THE ROOM. A two feet-by-two feet cage won't be large enough as a permanent abode for two full-grown rabbits. You will also need to consider what you will do with the rabbits if they just won't bond together and need to live separately. Not all rabbits are suited to be life partners.
DOUBLE THE MESS. During the introduction period, often litter training is abandoned and they become messy. Plus just the messiness of being babies (if you are introducing babies), will be twice as much.
Look for my next blog, POSSIBLE PAIRINGS!