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Need rabbit advice!!

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Georgia Hughes, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Georgia Hughes

    Georgia Hughes PetForums Newbie

    Jan 13, 2018
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    Hi, I have two male rabbits that I got during summer this year. I bought them together and they have never been separated and seem to have a good bond, however, the larger male seems to constantly be trying to mount the smaller male and trying to mate and whilst doing this he’s pulling out bits of his brothers fur. It’s really frustrating as the smaller rabbit just runs away and seems to be getting fed up of his brother and I really don’t want to have to separate them but I’m worried about it turning nasty. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I should do? Would neturing them both help? Or will they just grow out of it? Thanks :)
  2. Wild With Roxi

    Wild With Roxi PetForums Senior

    Jul 25, 2018
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    Rabbits should be neutered regardless, so I do recommend you do that. I think it should be fine, just keep a close eye on them to make sure it doesn't get serious. Neuter them asap though as it will help a ton.
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  3. bunnygeek

    bunnygeek PetForums VIP

    Jul 24, 2018
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    You need to neuter them, hormones are causing this dominance behaviour and it sounds like it’s starting to escalate which could result in serious fighting. Two adult intact males can try and castrate each other with teeth! It can be vicious.
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