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  1. Apr 5, 2019 #1

    Samra

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    Hi
    I have a male bunny almost 5 months now. I bought him when he was 2 months and was initially very sober but now things have changed.
    He runs to our sofa and poops there. We have tried to teach him by putting him back in his cage immediately for some time but he never changes this habbit. He has realized that we don't approve this habbit so now he just quickly jumps to the sofa and poops while running in a short trip. We have tried putting plastic cover on the sofa so he cannot walk there but he does. Now he has started spraying. When we come back home , we let him in (he stays outside when we are not home) but he does he same thing. And now he has started to spray on my kids which i can't bear. When we pat him with affection ,he licks initially and then bites and sprays and runs in circles around us. He is getting very aggressive and territorial i guess. Is this all because of hormones? Poor bunny has to stay outside mostly for this reason. I have decided to get him neutered but its over priced here in Sydney. It costs around $300. Any one can help me with his behaviour or provide some info about places around Sydney from where i can get him neutered with a reasonable fee?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Apr 6, 2019 #2

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    The sooner you are able to get him neutered, the less likely those hormonal behaviors will become ingrained. It is a bummer that it is so costly there.

    The neutering should help tremendously with most of those behaviors. But even neutered, it should be noted that rabbits like to mark their territory with stray poos. In fact the occasional stray poos are to be expected -- even with a litter trained rabbit.

    In your case, though, if bunny lives outside and is then occasionally brought inside, that could explain why he feels the need to mark that inside territory. It is "new" to him each time he is brought inside.

    Maybe after he's neutered (well... it can take up to about 6 weeks post neuter for hormones to fully dissipate) he may be able to live indoors.

    Take a peek here if you'd like to see ways to house a rabbit indoors in a way that is do-able.
     
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    Hi, I have the same problem my Leo is 5 months now but he is indoor, he started all that about a month ago, maybe 6 weeks ago. Yesterday he peed all over me I hated it, not just a little but a lot and very stinky. Neutering is also very expensive here I will have to do that because I see no other way, hopefully it will help. If you meant 300 Australian dollars it's about the same price so really expensive.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2019 #4

    Nancy McClelland

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    Check with rescue organizations in your area--they may be able to steer you to a better price.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2019 #5

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    Thanks all for your feed back. I am trying to book him for desexing now. Hopefully he gets over this behaviour after surgery.
     

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