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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:28 pm 
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Hi, I am looking for some advice on integrating a 1year old house rabbit (has free run of the house but goes in a cage at night) and a bengal kitten. I have been told that as long as they are around each other enough they will get along fine but I was just wondering if anybody else has managed to successfully (or unsuccessfully) get them to be friends.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:31 pm 
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Hello ;).

I guess they might get along especially as the newcomer is the kitten and the rabbit is adult, but you'll have to be careful...

I own chipmunks and I know it would be a desperate cause trying to get them together :lol: (when I open the door of the room they're in, I ear a "tap tap tap" and here comes Chaos running, stopping in front of the cage and making excited chirping noises and twitching his tail :roll: ). But they once met a rabbit (in a cage) and they were curious but also afraid, they would jump back if it came too close :lol: so I guess with a rabbit it's possible...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:44 pm 
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Hi, thanks for the reply. I keep reading things that say they will be ok (http://www.rabbit.org/journal/2-11/cats ... bbits.html) and the rabbit is quite big so I think the kitten will be scared at first but how long this lasts is another issue.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:16 pm 
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hi & welcome to the forum,

what a gorgeous rabbit!

i've never had experience of this, but i guess i would take the same approach as introducing a new kitten to existing cats...gradual introductions until you feel comfortable that they are safe together.

please let us know how it goes, i would love to see pics of them cuddled up together when you have success!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:12 pm 
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When we got Tiger we asked the breeder (rural farm type) how he'd get on with a rabbit, as the children had mentioned wanting one.

"Oh, he'll eat it!" was her reply. :shock:

It seems some of his ancestors had gotten out onto the farm and had developed a taste for wabbit :roll:

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My Tessa used to love our rabbit - she was a house rabbit - she used to sit next to the rabbit cage and watch her - and occasionaly poke a paw through to bat/play with the rabbit.

Tessa and the rabbit were never loose together - so I dont know what would happen there - although she trys to pounce on my parrot when hes out - I wouldnt trust her to be alone with the parrot out! - she would definatly eat him! :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:07 am 
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Bouncy Bengals wrote:
My Tessa used to love our rabbit - she was a house rabbit - she used to sit next to the rabbit cage and watch her - and occasionaly poke a paw through to bat/play with the rabbit.

Tessa and the rabbit were never loose together - so I dont know what would happen there - although she trys to pounce on my parrot when hes out - I wouldnt trust her to be alone with the parrot out! - she would definatly eat him! :shock:


A very good friend of ours just took our Amazon Parrot to live with him. (I miss the little guy :cry: ). I was more worried about the cats getting hurt from the parrot than the parrot getting hurt! :wink: :wink: When I would watch Oscar (the parrot) crack open a walnut with his beak, it just made me wonder what he could do to the kitties! He never did bite us or the cats though :wink: !


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:44 am 
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cgoodall wrote:
Bouncy Bengals wrote:
My Tessa used to love our rabbit - she was a house rabbit - she used to sit next to the rabbit cage and watch her - and occasionaly poke a paw through to bat/play with the rabbit.

Tessa and the rabbit were never loose together - so I dont know what would happen there - although she trys to pounce on my parrot when hes out - I wouldnt trust her to be alone with the parrot out! - she would definatly eat him! :shock:


A very good friend of ours just took our Amazon Parrot to live with him. (I miss the little guy :cry: ). I was more worried about the cats getting hurt from the parrot than the parrot getting hurt! :wink: :wink: When I would watch Oscar (the parrot) crack open a walnut with his beak, it just made me wonder what he could do to the kitties! He never did bite us or the cats though :wink: !


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Hes a Red Lori - hes silly silly silly tame - he loves to play and he is a brilliant talker - although he does swear alot - I wonder where he picked that up form??? :shock: :roll: :D

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:51 am 
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Wow- He is beautiful! :D Great name for him too!

Our parrot would talk and sing songs and also yell "Fire, fire, fire...help, help save the bird"!! (We used to live next to a fire station, and the sirens made him nervous. So every time one of the trucks would pull out with it's siren on, we would say that to him). He doesn't swear....that surprises the hell out of me :shock: :shock: !


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I thought I was the only one to be crazy enough to have a house bunny and a bengal. Simba was scared of Pedro bunny at first then mean. Now it seems that they are truly in love with each other. Simba bats at him and runs away enticing him to chase after her, which he does every time. And Pedro stomps his foot and bites her back end to try to mate with her. She obliges, and its a terrible sight to see, but they never consumate the relationship if you know what I mean.
Simba grabs him and bites him softly into submission so she can clean him on his head and between his ears. So adorable.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:14 am 
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My parents Himalayan cat got on really well with their rabbit - they'd curl up together. But she's a lot less active than a Bengal! I think if you just take it slowly it'll be OK, but if your bunny is a male, I'd suggest getting him neutered. Our male rabbits used to try to *ahem* get intimate *ahem* with anything they could.... *ahem*

Your bunny is gorgeous, I should add!

Ren, I didn't know you had a lorikeet! They're native/wild here in Australia, and they're just beautiful! They don't yell "fire!" though!


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meimei wrote:
Ren, I didn't know you had a lorikeet! They're native/wild here in Australia, and they're just beautiful! They don't yell "fire!" though!


not guilty :lol: :lol: it's claire (bouncy bengals). how lovely to have them flying around naturally where you live tho.


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