Dominance & Bonding

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ALW

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We have two almost 2-year-old female Holland Lops that were raised together. Neither have been spayed. We got them from a family at just over a year old and they’re just now bonding with us somewhat. We’ve since made them indoor rabbits with a 5x5 running area at no time are they in a cage. They get along 80% of the time. Here’s my question:

While we’re petting Holly, Lennon (the standoffish one) will come up and allow us to pet her too for a moment but then she’ll show dominance by humping Holly. This behavior is a recent role reversal as Lennon was always the more friendly one while Holly would hide. Any insight as to how to stop Lennon’s behavior? It scares Holly.
 

Augustus&HazelGrace

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Spaying should make this stop. Also, female/female bonds are fragile anyway and spaying can make that bond a bit stronger. But they need to be spayed before they are 3 because females have an 80% chance of getting uterine cancer after the ages of 3-4 years. Litterbox habits will also be greatly better after spaying.
 
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