- Jan 9, 2021
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I have a Dutch doe 15 months old not spayed, first had her when she was 6 months old because her former caretaker would not care for her well. He r toiletry habits had been as good as a rabbit ever gets. She has regular access to 3 rooms but sometimes gets into others and is very adventurous. Her favorite sitting and sleeping spot is 50 hopping feet from the eating and elimination room of her cage and it was never a problem. About a month ago she started leaving droppings and urine on the couch and in a spot on the floor about 4 square feet but the frequency has greatly increased over the last week. I put a litter box with the same straw topping as where she normally poops but she would go beside it. If I catch her I would shout NO and put her in her cage for several hours. She hates it but has become resigned to being locked in. Today the former caretaker put a diaper on her and when I took it off it was clean and dry and shortly thereafter she peed on the couch and pooped on the floor so none of the punishment has done any good. For a while I tried leaving the droppings on the floor (moved to the side so I could walk) with the idea that if it is marked enough, she will leave it alone but that did no good. I tried talking to her about it in a kind and loving way but today she just hops away while she is normally quite affectionate. Now she is confined to her cage (20 sq ft). Any ideas except for the universal “get her spayed”.