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Hormones?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby equestrian<3 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:03 pm


My Holland Lop buck is about 9 months old, and I was told in a different post that his behavior is showing signs of "male breeding behavior". He is chinning & scratching & nipping & seems very moody all the time. It's gotten worse since I brought him home from a show on friday where he was around a lot of rabbits for several days. Could this be because he was around other rabbits and it kinda set his hormones raging? He is my first and only rabbit, so I'm new to this, and I haven't bred him yet. Would his moodiness die down if I bred him, or would it only make it worse? Or would it make a difference at all?
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Re: Hormones?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby akane » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:16 pm


Probably wouldn't make a difference. This is why a lot of people neuter indoor pet rabbits. Males frequently also start spraying like unaltered male cats will.
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Re: Hormones?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Jack » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:05 pm


Yep, and if a doe is in heat, or say he is a singleton and all of a sudden he is in a herd (show) or rabbits....
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