Curved male rabbit reproductive organ

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  1. Sep 14, 2019 #1

    Floyd2019

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    My 1 yr old male rabbit was playing and i was watching him because he is so cute, when he statted to hump his favorite stuffed toy. This is normal as he is not neutered so normally i just look away and laugh, but i noticed that his penis has quite a curve to it.
    Like shaped loke a hook, and i don't know if this is normal??
    I tried googling rabbit penises and honestly didn't see one like his so now i am a little concerned. I don't think he is having trouble peeing and i haven't noticed missing fur but he rarely lets me hold him let alone check under his body so i don't really know if he has urin burn or not...
    I'm concerned
     
  2. Sep 15, 2019 #2

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    He might have a split penis. You can do an internet search for pictures to compare with.
     
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    Is that a painful or bad condition???
     
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    No, but he can never be bred because it’s a genetic trait
     
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    May I rephrase that, just to avoid misunderstandings?:D
    He should definitly not be used for breeding, because the offspring can inherit that defect. A split penis can make breeding difficult or even impossible, but it's not like you can get him an unspayed girl as cuddlebun and not end up with a pile of bunnies ;)

    If he's fine with it and doesn't pee himself it's ok, but noone can tell how the offspring would be affected.
     
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    Yes, I did misspeak. He can’t be used for breeding at all.
     
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    That is pretty normal. You'd probably need a closer look to determine whether it was split penis or not, but split penis is a relatively uncommon condition.
     

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