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Buck made doe bleed?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Ozarkansas » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:09 am


This morning it's unusually warm, all the rabbits think it's spring and are ready to breed. So I decided to do my planned breedings 2 days early. One was a senior pair of Dutch that have had 4 litters together so far. They are used to each other and usually the buck is eager and the doe is reluctant but lifts enough for him to get 2-3 fall offs and then they're done. Well this morning the doe decided for the first time ever she was VERY ready to breed! She lifted her entire back half of her body right in his face and started twitching her tail. I saw 2 good fall offs and then stepped away for a few seconds. I heard the 3rd fall off and went to separate them. They both had blood on their parts and the doe had blood on her face. At first I thought the doe had bit him but 5 minutes after separating the buck was clean, and the doe is obviously the one bleeding. Its not a lot of blood, but I was wondering has anyone else had this happen before? Is there anything I should be concerned about?
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Re: Buck made doe bleed?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby MaggieJ » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:55 pm


Is the bleeding from her vagina? It sounds like it, but you weren't very specific. Is her genital area just stained with blood or is she actively bleeding? If the amount of blood is very small and isn't ongoing, I would just monitor her. If it is worse than that, please explain further so someone with experience of this can help you.

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Re: Buck made doe bleed?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Ozarkansas » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:12 pm


MaggieJ wrote:Is the bleeding from her vagina? It sounds like it, but you weren't very specific. Is her genital area just stained with blood or is she actively bleeding? If the amount of blood is very small and isn't ongoing, I would just monitor her. If it is worse than that, please explain further so someone with experience of this can help you.


Yes it was. She was actively bleeding for about 10 minutes, not gushing blood but definitely bleeding. She licked it all off now, but she still has blood on her blaze (the white section of a Dutch rabbits' face). She was still bleeding when I wrote the OP this morning, but seems to be fine now. It just greatly surprised me because I walked about 5 feet away to anther rabbit's cage, heard the fall off after not more than 30 seconds later, and came back to very noticeable blood on both of them, and blood on the straw in the cage. I think she is fine now, but I wanted to know if anyone had experience with this.
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