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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Strange Agression
Last Post by RabbitPam at 9/08/2012 1:58 AM (5 Replies)
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User is Offline bullrider76543
Joplin MO
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9/06/2012 4:28 AM
I know that it takes time after neuters for the hormones to go down, this is not my first rodeo. However, This is the first time I had a weird agression like this. Chipmunk and Hazel got into a spat today twice and we had to seperate them. but it only happens when its their time out of their nic cage and free roaming. soon as they are in their home, they are loving and grooming eachother? is it maybe just a brother thing?? or just a dominance thing?
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User is Offline bullrider76543
Joplin MO
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9/06/2012 1:21 PM
ok I just had to seperate them, they were fighting in their cage now. So I guess I will have to be patient and try to bond them again. any sugestions?
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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9/07/2012 12:57 PM
Is it a surge in aggression after the neuter that could be causing this? Or could both of them irritable from pain that could be caused by the neuter?

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Joplin MO
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9/07/2012 2:38 PM
I am not sure, for now they are sepperated, I have tried four times to let them share a space and it was an instant fight!! so I think the best bet is to let them settle down a little bit more, and hope I can work this out.
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User is Offline Cristina
Texas
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9/07/2012 3:19 PM
Oh nooo! How odd. Usually neutering helps the agression. Maybe it will get better after the hormones fully settle down? He may feel like a completely different bun ( who knows!) and need to be bonded all over again with the new lower hormone levels. You poor thing. Thats got to be frustrating!

Maybe someone on here is good with bunny behavioural issues and can offer some good pointers.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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9/08/2012 1:58 AM
Does sound like the hormones need a little more time to settle. I think it might help for the next week or more to keep them separated and use a surrogate toy for each to get them used to each other again and take out their aggression on a stand in. Put a stuffy in each one's habitat (try not to use one with the pellets inside in case they bite a hole. Not safe to eat.) and let the stuffy take on each one's smell.
Then switch out the stuffies, so they have one smelling like the other in their space next.
See how they react, but leave the stuffies there for a couple of days. Let the adjust to the other's smell in their space.
Don't push the bond. They are not ready to bond if they're fighting aggressively, but if it becomes just humping, let them do that since it's just establishing dominance. I wouldn't put them together, though, until you see how well they do with the stuffy toys.
Limit their time together, and be ready to separate them if biting begins.
Take it more slowly and see if they come around. Many circumstances like a neuter or an illness or even hormones being out of synch can set back a bond, but not necessarily totally, or for long.
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