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Debjandy

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Hello, I got a second bunny from the breeder of my first bunny. This new little gal is 2lbs, 5 months old, and the breeder told me she is a ravenous little eater; especially for her size. So I was prepared for her to be a little chow hound, but was surprised to feel how round and solid her belly is when I have picked her up. My boy bunny was just neutered, so I don’t have intent in breeding and am unprepared for “what if.” Is a round and hard belly indicative of anything... other than a bunny who is a big eater?? Thank you!!
 

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You might want to get her checked for worms, a big appetite and a round hard belly is more indicative of worms more than anything else to me. I haven't really noticed a rabbit's belly getting hard when they're pregnant. There's pretty much no signs of pregnancy until about the week before, and by then you can feel individual kits, not just a round hard belly. And if she was only 5 months now, that would mean she would have gotten pregnant at 4 months, which is unlikely.
 

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Agree that pregnant belly shouldn't be hard and round and you rather feel individual kits but she can actually get pregnant at 4 month I fostered a girl who had babies at 5,5 months she was pregnant when i've got her.

You say your boy was just neutered if you mean less than 4 weeks ago you should still keep them separately since male still can get a female pregnant a few weeks after neutering.
 

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You might want to get her checked for worms, a big appetite and a round hard belly is more indicative of worms more than anything else to me. I haven't really noticed a rabbit's belly getting hard when they're pregnant. There's pretty much no signs of pregnancy until about the week before, and by then you can feel individual kits, not just a round hard belly. And if she was only 5 months now, that would mean she would have gotten pregnant at 4 months, which is unlikely.
Thank you! I’m a bunny novice, but have had dogs, worms are what I initially thought, but dismissed because I like and trust the breeder and assumed she would know it’s worms. In addition, if this one had it shouldn’t several of the others that the breeder have also have it? It seemed unique to this ONE being a big eater.
You might want to get her checked for worms, a big appetite and a round hard belly is more indicative of worms more than anything else to me. I haven't really noticed a rabbit's belly getting hard when they're pregnant. There's pretty much no signs of pregnancy until about the week before, and by then you can feel individual kits, not just a round hard belly. And if she was only 5 months now, that would mean she would have gotten pregnant at 4 months, which is unlikely.
Thank you, I will have her tested.
 

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Agree that pregnant belly shouldn't be hard and round and you rather feel individual kits but she can actually get pregnant at 4 month I fostered a girl who had babies at 5,5 months she was pregnant when i've got her.

You say your boy was just neutered if you mean less than 4 weeks ago you should still keep them separately since male still can get a female pregnant a few weeks after neutering.
Thank you, I didn’t realize it was for 4 weeks, good to know!
 

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Have you had her have an initial checkup yet? The vet can confirm if she's pregnant or what :)

And yes, neutered bunnies take 2months for their hormones to die down which is why it is advised to keep him separated first as what @zuppa said :)
 

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Have you had her have an initial checkup yet? The vet can confirm if she's pregnant or what :)

And yes, neutered bunnies take 2months for their hormones to die down which is why it is advised to keep him separated first as what @zuppa said :)
What I've heard they can stay fertile up to 4 weeks but I never experimented with that, however I had neutered male with a fixed female immediately after neutering (they were bonded before he's got neutered) and he was humping and chasing her for about 8 weeks after, but every week less and less and then he stopped humping.

But his companion girl is extremely easy going and she had a few hidey places so she just ran away and they were still very good friends apart from humping. It really depends on your female, some other wouldn't probably tolerate that and can go after him and damage his genitalia so it is best to keep them separately for at least two months, sometimes longer. Also if you keep them close to each other when they can see and smell each other they both can get very stressed so better completely separate, in different rooms or far from each other and block the view as well.

I've got him neutered finally because I think it was unfair on her she tolerated but it is still humiliating. I thought first it is enough if one of companions is neutered but now I think it is best when they both are. I have another bonded pair with a neutered male and intact female and they bonded well but i had to wait 3 months after neutering, after 2 months he was still chasing her and she is not shy didn't tolerate that so they had a fight. They are doing good but I would fix her as well tbh, she sometimes gets very hormonal and goes wild. I think it's just unnecessary stress for her. I will get her fixed as soon as i can.

With a male, as for aall the experience I had I wouldn't want intact male humping and spraying fixed girl, it's really gross and very unfair on girl.
 
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