WHY ADOPT A BONDED PAIR?
Rabbits add a unique and playful presence to any family. Some rabbits have a sweet demeanor or are snuggly, while other rabbits keep you on your toes! Rabbits also have a deep capacity for friendship—it is very important in their lives! Bonded rabbits (two or more rabbits who have a connected relationship) help each other navigate their world – physically and emotionally – making them the perfect adoptable duo! 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 who 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. Many find that having a bonded pair is especially helpful as bunnies age and can develop hearing loss or become blind. The one that does not develop the loss of a sense, takes great care of the other. There are some touching stories out there on these situations.
Socially and personality-wise, bonded bunnies can also balance each other out. A feral rabbit can often be calmed by bonding with a bunny that was raised in a domestic setting. A more timid rabbit will be balanced out when bonded with a more social bunny.
Twice the Love
Many people find the idea of adopting a bonded pair to be intimidating, not fully understanding the importance of connection between rabbits, so bonded pairs often wait longer to be adopted. It may seem as though adopting two rabbits is twice the work, but bonded rabbits are no more work than one rabbit – they love to share! With one litterbox, one set of water and food bowls, and one living space, you get twice the amount love!
Open Your Heart and Your Home
At Archie's Angels Rabbit Rescue, we often meet families who adopt a rabbit and soon realize they’re ready to add a second long-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 from the start! It is also possible to bond your solo bun with an existing bonded pair, making a trio! See our Bonding page under Our Services.
Check out our pairs! Who knows, maybe two will hop into your heart!