I"ll first address one I get through my classified ads and/or respond to frequently on rabbit boards.
Can I put two rabbits together?
This is often phrased in the following manner
1. I have a neutered doe, can I get a buck?
2. I have to have a certain gender rabbit as I have the same gender rabbit and I want her to have a friend.
3. if I buy these two boys/girls they can be friends with each other,
A frequent response is that they MIGHT.
Overall in the breeding rabbit world rabbits are raised individually. One rabbit per cage. There are some who will raise rabbits in a colony, but they generally start with young rabbits of similar ages, they provide tons of hiding holes, sitting area and more than one feed station. But the over whelming majority in the rabbit breeding world one rabbit in one cage. Why? Because does (girls) get space protective and bucks (boys) want to eliminate the competition. MOST of the time they get separate cages starting around four months.
So when people say they want to have two boys or two girls together I do mention that at around 16 weeks they might need to separate them. That they will need to watch for aggressive behaviour.
I always always add this caveat.
Rabbits are individuals.
They are very much their own little being, just like people, cats, dogs, anything. Each rabbit is different, so how one particular rabbit (or two) might respond to any given situation varies with the rabbit(s) involved.
I have had two boys live together quite nicely up to nine months of age (so well into maturity) without there being a problem AT ALL.
I've introduced two adult males together and once they figured out who was boss they lived together quite peacefully for three months. Only one was used as a breeder (the boss) but I was able to save cage space and two boys had company and did just fine.
I've done exactly the same thing with does...but does are trickier. They can be fine one day, then hormones hit and they are often then NOT FINE.
On the other hand, I've had young bucks as young as six weeks of age suddenly go on a tear and want to beat the poop out of their brothers. remove the troublemaker and all is calm again. Go figure......
I have learned that if a person takes two young boys with the intent to raise and keep them together to explain what to watch for AND to keep the two boys together ALL THE TIME. So if you take one to the vet, take both. If you let one out on the grass, let out both. If you let one run around your house, let both. It simply keeps them together and very much aware of each other which strengthens their bond with one another.
So can two rabbits of the same gender live together? For certainly they can, BUT they can just as easily NOT live together.
And if they decide they don't want to live together, the fight can be to the death.
This means that typically I will STRONGLY recommend that a person start with a neutered rabbit, and then add a baby of the opposite sex. This tends to promote the strongest "bond" between two individual rabbits.
The next best thing is to have two rabbits in their own cage, side by side. Then gender matters not, everyone is kept safe, and they can be best buds, safely through the wire.
So what question do YOU want answered next?