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Mating behaviour from girl rabbits

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Yasmin Ford, Aug 13, 2019.


  1. Yasmin Ford

    Yasmin Ford PetForums Newbie

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    Please help !
    I have never had pets before and am now the proud owner of 2 lady rabbits coming up to 6 months old . Both due to be spayed in a month . But this last 10 days , the smaller rabbit is constantly mounting the bigger one to show dominance. And it’s awful. The dominated one has started squeaking so we’ve separated them for tonight. As poor coco is getting upset !!!! Am hoping this will go away with spaying. Anyone else found this . Any tips , am new to pets . Help
     
  2. bunnygeek

    bunnygeek PetForums Senior

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    Rabbits, regardless of sex, will get feisty when the hormones kick in. Keep them as neighbours and get them spayed asap. Fingers crossed removal of the stress of hormones will help them settle.

    Make sure they have a good large space as well. Rabbits aren't really pets for small cages or hutches. With larger spaces the less dominant one has room to get away and out of the other's eyeline for a break. Distracting with food can help as well.

    My pair are male/female (both neutered), humping only occurs when they get super excited at incoming treats, as soon as snacks are delivered the humping stops and the important eating begins.
     
  3. Yasmin Ford

    Yasmin Ford PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for your help !!
     
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