Originally Posted by Summer18
UPSET!!!--- Saw Betty chasing Wilma again yesterday.As she passed me I caught her and I dont know what besot me but I turned her over to check her.I was shocked to see her extruding penis and two teticiular shapes!!! My earlier confusions etc have been cleared. The pet shop has given me two males!!!Now I have 3 males and 1 female!!
That apart,my main worry is that twice the Vet who sits at the pet shop has assured me that Betty is the female.Now I don't think Betty is a Hermaphrodite.So either the Vet did not know or was protecting the shop owner.Either way,I do not want to let him operate on the bunnies!!Am I right to think this? But that leaves me with the problem of finding another vet.The guy who does the embassies has refused.
Another problem is how to explain to my little nephew and niece abt this mess.Do I change Betty's name or leave it as it is and not tell the kids anything.As yet they do not associate Male and female with the names,just the size difference to differentiate between Betty & Barney. I am really upset and confused what to do.Pls advise me.
If I find a vet to operate on Wilma,atleast she will b protected.Wud that b a solution??Is there a problem with leaving the guys as the r and only protecting Wilma,which wud defacto solve the pregnancy problem??
I hope you have your one female seperate otherwise she's probably pregnant. If you could easily tell you had males then that means they are sexually mature. It's hard to say what to do with the whole vet situation =/. If he saw them when they were really young it might've been an honest mistake. But it also could mean he just doesn't know much about rabbits. I would ask how many rabbits he sees a month and how many spays/neuters he performs every year or so. That should tell you how experienced he is
A few years ago both my brother and sister each got a rabbit about a month or two apart. They were both supposed to be females but ended up being males. We just left the names since that's what they were used to
. And my sister would still call her rabbit a girl by mistake, lol. It's not like the rabbits care...I'd do whatever you want.
Yeah, there is a problem with leaving the males intact. Un-neutered males almost always start fighting and the fights can be pretty bad. I've seen it firsthand and they were rabbits who had been together since they were babies
. With a female around it'll make them even more likely to fight even if she's spayed...they still know she's a girl. That's why when keeping multiple rabbits it's really best to have them all spayed/neutered. You wouldn't want to come home one day to find that two of them got in a bad fight or something. And believe me, rabbit fights are really bad. Worse then dog fights most of the time, it seems
. They are territorial little critters, lol.