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Forum BEHAVIOR Rebellious rabbit?

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    • Starlightbunny
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        Hi all, so lately my male rabbit Sandy who is neutered has been acting out. Last night he peed on the couch, destroyed a pillow, kicked me in the stomach, and dug his entire litter box out. He was neutered on December 15th if that helps. I don’t know if he’s acting out due to possible fluctuating hormones or maybe because he’s still young? (8 months) he’s still very good and sweet to my female rabbit Starlight.


      • LBJ10
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          Sounds like a phase to be honest. But it does seem a little late for it to be from the neuter. Usually things have settled down by 8 weeks at the latest.


        • Starlightbunny
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            I’m hoping it’s just a phase lol. I love him very dearly but he’s acting like a rebellious toddler.


          • Bam
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              One of my neutered buns got hormonal in Jan-Feb. It lasted a few weeks, then it subsided. The days are getting longer now in the Northern hemisphere, and amount of light greatly influences the release of  several hormones.


            • LBJ10
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                That’s true Bam. I think you call it March Madness. We always called it Spring Fever. Lots of animals feel it. The increasing daylight energizes them. When I was growing up, we had a cat that would go through this even though she was spayed.


              • DanaNM
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                  I agree it sounds like a rebellious teenage bun combined with some spring fever! Hopefully he calms down in some time!

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                • Ana William
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                    It’s possible that the neutering could have affected his hormones, but it’s also possible that he is just being playful or testing his boundaries. Some rabbits can be more active and destructive when they are young. It’s important to provide plenty of toys, exercise, and mental stimulation to help keep rabbits entertained and prevent destructive behavior. If the issues persist, it might be a good idea to consult with a rabbit-savvy veterinarian or an animal behaviorist to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate behavior modification plan.

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