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How long can you keep unspayed siblings in the same cage?

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How long can you keep unspayed siblings in the same cage?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Jim S » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:30 am


I have two standard rex sisters, who are 6 and 7 months old, same parents, different litters.

There have been no issues so far, keeping them in the same cage - if these are likely to develop, is there a 'usual' timeframe for this, in terms of age?

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Re: How long can you keep unspayed siblings in the same cage

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Preitler » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:55 pm


Well, if they get along fine it just can go on like this. There might be some power struggles in the next months, humping, short chasing, tufts of hair flying - all normal. It's not like with bucks where it escalates from peace to gory, bloody fight in seconds, does sort that out gradually.

I keep all my 4 breeding does in mother-daughter pairs, imho important thing is that they have some space where they can get out of each others eyes when they feel like it.

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Re: How long can you keep unspayed siblings in the same cage

Post Number:#3  Unread postby hotzcatz » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:01 am


Since they're females, they should/could get along fine. Generally it's the bucks that get all combative once the testosterone kicks in. Girls skip most of that.
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