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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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i don't really know what's going on with my bun. she seems agitated most of the time, showing erratic behavior lately.

for example she has this plush ball that's already her size and she keeps on biting it and humping it relentlessly. and when i try playing with her using that ball and what i usually do is slide it from left to right on her sides and she gets mad as **** she runs away and when she comes right back towards the ball, she would either bite me or the ball (whichever's closer)

how do i deal with this?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 05:32 AM
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are you sure its a girl?

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Spay her. (Or if she turns out to be a male, as Kendalle suggests, neuter him).

Your bunny is being run by hormones. They often don't "grow out of it" either.

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I was not able to have my male bunny neutered because I had waited too long, and then he had a bunch of health issues that made it unsafe to go through surgery. So now I've got to deal with his hormonal behaviour a lot, but he's not all that aggressive and doesn't bite or anything, the spraying is the worst of it.

If your bunny is a girl, I would suggest getting her spayed as soon as she's ready, not just because of this behaviour, but I've read that reproductive cancer is very common in female rabbits.
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I'm pretty sure she's a girl as i did check with the vet but i haven't spayed her yet so maybe that is the cause. Although i will this weekend.

my other concern is she may be jealous of the new little bunny boy. We just got him. he's only 2 months old and ever since she sees him about in my apartment she tends to show a rebellious side.
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It's probably less jealously and more the fact that she is extremely hormonal and territorial and there is another rabbit she doesn't know in her territory. Imagine how you'd react if your mother one day just put some random stranger in your bedroom with you.

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How do i get the 2 bunnies closer?

I mean i don't want to force my big bunny to be friends with the baby bunny but i'd like for them to get along somehow or at least when they're lose in my apartment.
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First, you need to make sure that both are spayed or neutered (depending on sex) and then wait a month for the hormones to die down. Trying to introduce two hormonal bunnies is a recipe for disaster!

Once they've both been "fixed", here's a guide for how to introduce bunnies:
http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/introductions.html

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