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Abbie thinks she pregnant!

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Cavalierlover123, Jul 4, 2009.


  1. Cavalierlover123

    Cavalierlover123 PetForums VIP

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    Im just after going out to the rabbits to check how they were and my 11month old rabbit Abbie thinks she pregnant, she didnt have any fur in the hutch earlier put i noticed that she was putting sawdust in her mouth but i didnt think anything of it but now she has loads of fur and straw in the bed part.. i thought it was so cute and took some pics will put them up in a few mins.. i know for definate that shes NOT pregnant as she hasnt been in the same hutch as a male since her babies were taken out of her hutch when they were 8 weeks old and that was nearly 10 weeks ago! :rolleyes: so its impossible that she is pregnant, maybe she just wants babies the poor thing! I got another female rabbit to live with her but she doesnt get on with her at all, ive tried them together loads of times but Abbie just chases her around and pulls some of her hair out so i just stopped! Maybe shes lonely??:(
     
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    Heres the pics:

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    all the fur
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    heres the video

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    awwww bless her.
    im sure its a passing phase and she will stop soon.
    in the mean time.... Abbie stop ripping your fur out young lady lol
     
  4. Cavalierlover123

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    Yeah i know, how does it not hurt them?? its so cute tho!! hopefully its just a one off..:)
     
  5. toddy

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    She is probably having a phantom pregnancy which is common in unspayed females.
    Repeated false pregnancies can be bad for them.Are you intending on breeding from her again>If not I would consider having her neutered.
     
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    How are they bad? i never heard they were.. i would like to breed from her again next year.
     
  7. VampiricLust

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    I would get her spayed and get her a friend.

    Did you know 80% of rabbits over the age of 3 get uterine cancer?

    Do you know 3 generations behind her and the bunny you intend to breed her with? If not i would strongly suggest NOT breeding as you do not know any of her genetics and could be breeding problems into the litter.

    Common problems:

    • Molar misalignment
    • incisor malocclusion
    • tear duct problems
    • sore hocks
     
  8. Cavalierlover123

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    No i didnt know that, I own the male rabbit too, i dont know the three generations behind her, i got them both from seperate well known breeders.
    I didnt know about all this, i wont breed her again next year as i didnt know about the problems.
     
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    Why not get them both neutered and bond them so they live together as friends?

    Rabbits are very social animals and love having a partner to groom :)
     
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    Any idea how much it is to neuter them? I would love to bond them together as its annoying the way i have to keep them all seperate, i wonder if i neutered my other female(lucky) would they all get on??
     
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    Definetely get your girls spayed and we can help you bond them.

    It cost me £85 each doe to spay mine but thats the more expensive end of the market because my vet is a bun specialist and they keep them overnight, i wouldnt have anyone else do it personally and it was worth every penny for piece of mind.

    The rescues are bursting with buns at the mo and you only have to look at freeads to see how many buns are unwanted and need homes, if you are not a serious professional breeder then in my opinion you should not be breeding, its just adding to the problem.
     
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