My bunnys behaviour..

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  1. Sep 30, 2019 #1

    Tammy587

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    Hey can anybody please give me some tips? I have a mini lop bunny, he's maybe a few months old now.

    I use to have a female minilop and she was the nicest bunny, was fine with her relatively small hutch as she got heaps of run around time. Always cuddly, playful and never ever bit or scratched.

    I now have Archie.. he didn't like Amy's ex hutch, so I got a puppy play frame thing and set him up a much bigger hutch. It has a play tower that he loves, a litter box, water bottle, food bowls, bed, fluffy play box, heaps of cardboard boxes all joined up together to make a fun play tunnel.

    He gets lots of time out each day, I feed him a diet of pellets, hay, grasses and weeds and sometimes carrots and other vegetables.

    He just started acting really weird, he's given me a few little bites occasionally, he scratches EVERYWHERE and has been chewing the wall paper off the wall where his play pen is. He's been biting at the cage too. Oh and he started going poo in his bed instead of his litter box, he started using his litter box as like a digging area? But he already has a digging area with hay and stuff. Plus he has heaps of toys too

    What am I doing wrong? My other bunny was fine with these arrangements and loved me sooo much! He occasionally lets me gives him cuddles and Pat's, but most of the time he's just super anti social with me. What do I do? :(

    I am going to be taking him to the vet in case something is wrong, but he hasn't been hiding or showing any signs of illness so I'm not sure. Anyone else have nay experience in this?
     
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    Hermelin

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    How old it’s Archie, if he’s under 1 year old it might be hormones pumping him up
     
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    Tammy587

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    Yes he is definitely under 1, do you think that behaviour will stop once he grows up a bit?
     
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    He's probably just growing and in his teens now so just raging it happens for different breeds and rabbits somewhere between 10 and 16 weeks and it can take a few months to stop. He can also spray urine all over your walls and on you this is extremely unpleasant experience! Many people just neuter their male rabbits and this behaviour should stop after a few weeks after neutering.
     
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    Interesting, thank you!
     

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