Originally Posted by Cheetara03
How long do the behavioral effects of a neuter take to surface? Unfortunatly, Jellybean is acting the same as before. I will definitely keep you posted.
I don't really know.
I think it depends on the behavior. Sonora was constantly trying to hump my kitties before her spay, and her litter box habits were terrible. The cat humping stopped immediately after her surgery, and I think her litter box habits improved gradually. I really think it depends on the bunny though. Rusty (my 2 year old neutered male) is much calmer than Sonora and he is less messy as well. He always uses his litter box and never pees over the edge.
If you still have issues with Jellybean after he has had a little time, you might want to find information on bunny behavioral problems and litter box training. www.rabbit.org
has some articles.
Changing his schedule or putting him on a set schedule (I think I already suggested that
) can help too. Every day I pretty much do the same exact thing with my bunnies so they know what to expect and never want anything more.
I get up in the morning and give them their veggies. Then I give them their pellets, refill their hay, and refill their water, and clean out their litter boxes. They stay in their pens all day and then they each get to come out for about 2 hours in the evening. After that, they get a treat and another veggie snack. Then I turn the light off in the room and shut the door. Ever since I put them on a schedule like that I have had no cage chewing! Sonora chews a little in the morning when she wants her veggies, but its not a big deal. You might want to try a schedule and see if it helps. Good luck!
Oh and another thing you can do to encourage him to use the litter box is to fill it with hay. I know I mentioned that before but I think it really helps. I use Feline Pine litter and then cover the entire surface with hay. They love eating the hay while they go to the bathroom, and they usually pick a corner of the litter box to use. Putting their food dish near the litter box also helps, so they can sit and eat their food while they go. Hope this helps!