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Old 06-16-2017, 04:50 PM   #1
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I gave Cali a stuffed rabbit to play with, it's supposed to be a surrogate rabbit that looks real and I got off binkybunny.com years ago for another bunny that never took to it. Well to my amused shock Cali was quite aggressively mounting it and grooming it, sometimes giving it nips all over. She's a spayed doe living next to but not with a neutered male. Anyway she seems very into that stuffie. Is this healthy normal behaviour? The stuffie may smell like her neighbour chip because they each have access to it when out for playtime. Chip doesn't do much with it.


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Old 06-17-2017, 01:15 AM   #2
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Define "normal" first. We had a neutered female that would attack and mount a ball if I rolled across her floor in her house.


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Well, I know people give their bunnies stuffies and was wondering if they mount them so enthusiastically!
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I'd love it if you posted a video of this!
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Neither of my current rabbits do (Whiskey just obsessively licks them and carries them places), but I once had a rabbit who would love to mount balloons like you describe. She would get so disappointed when the popped under her.
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Katie in Washington has a Checkered Giant mix that does the same with her cat. Just a dominance "thing" to let the stuffie know it's place!
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I bought a realistic stuffed rabbit for my pair, just for entertainment or what have you. They're bonded, neutered, & free-range.

My female loves to groom it, sometimes excessively. The male gooms it occasionally as well, which is surprising -- he runs the house, and is always the groomee, not groomer.

They've both nipped at it as well, sometimes munching on its ears. It's a stuffed lop, whereas my buns are normal-eared; maybe they're drawn to that peculier anatomical aspect of the stuffie.

I've not seen mounting behavior, though.
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I'd love it if you posted a video of this!
I'll keep trying. Rabbits are like babies, when you want to video something cute they will do everything but.
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I'll keep trying. Rabbits are like babies, when you want to video something cute they will do everything but.
That's the truth!!


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