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Female Rabbit Urinating (a lot!!!)

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Darren78, Mar 4, 2021.


  1. Darren78

    Darren78 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi There,

    We adopted 2 bunnies about three months ago, from two separate homes. Thunder is a 1 y/o boy (fixed) and Misty is a 2.5 y/o girl (unfixed). They both bonded well, are about the same size, never fought, and were living together within 2 weeks of moving in.

    The girl is very passive & relaxed and the boy is more of a teenager! So far, it appears the girl is more dominant. She is always the one demanding the grooming, although for the rest there is no other obvious signs.

    Here is where I really need some advice as these are my first bunnies… For the last two weeks, Misty our girl rabbit has been peeing/pooping everywhere! She has always been litter trained but that has completely gone out of the window! Both rabbits are acting really strange towards each other. There is lots of humping going on (mainly) from the boy and he is constantly nipping her and hogging the food. The girl is not acting aggressive back but will occasionally hump, chin, pee and continue to demand grooming.

    My guess is that they are still trying to establish dominance. Or do female rabbits do this at the beginning of spring? I can live with a bit of falling out, but the peeing is become quite a problem.

    Any help would be massively appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Darren
     
  2. bunnygeek

    bunnygeek PetForums VIP

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    Unspayed females will be getting hormonal during spring - are you planning on having her spayed? Her hormones will go into overdrive and could ruin the bond they have developed. Some humping is expected in spring, even from a neutered pair, that spring air is just too exciting, but it has to be monitored in case it escalates into fighting.

    Unspayed females may also scent mark, they might both be doing a fair old bit of scent marking. If she seems to be peeing uncontrollably so though, and is wet underneath, that can indicate a UTI infection and would need investigating by the vet.
     
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