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about 3 months ago we got a rabbit (8 weeks old at the time), we were promised it was a girl... today we got "her" a friend and started the bounding process. things were going great for a few hours, so i finally left her out of the cage and left them "chill" together. That also was going better then expected. then all of a sudden "SHE" started humping the other female rabbit. it turns out that SHE is really a HE! yikes!!! now my question is....is there any way she could get pregnant now?? i DONT want babies! HA! but probably to late???
 

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Did you confirm there are testicles? Females will hump other rabbits as well, so humping alone won't indicate the sex(in case you weren't aware and haven't verified the sex yet).

If there are testicles(so for sure a male), there's a very good chance of pregnancy occurring, especially if he fell off her when finished, and if she's older than around 4 months old. Then the only way to ensure she doesn't have babies, would be to contact a rabbit vet to schedule a spay asap.



Once both are fixed and he's had at least 4 weeks for hormones to fade, then bonding attempts can be tried again.


 

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i pulled them away from each other right away. i flipped "her" over and saw that it's definitely a boy.. ugh! we will get them fixed soon.
 

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i pulled them away from each other right away. i flipped "her" over and saw that it's definitely a boy.. ugh! we will get them fixed soon.
well if you are sure its boy its there is no more talk , but i have female and she is fixed, but she always jump on back of other rabbits no matter if they are boy or girl & she is doing those back and forwards moves too xD i was SURE she was boy when saw that , but well doctor told me otherwise and when she got fixed i saw otherwise too , but with what i saw before it i was SURE she was boy
 
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Rabbits of both genders do that to each other to show dominance, it's normal. Rabbits are pretty hard to tell if they are boys or girls and it's easy to make mistakes. I've gotten rabbits in the past that were supposed to be boys but ended up being girls and vise versa so I always double check.
 

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Sounds like you have been visited by the "sex change fairy". Even the most experienced rabbit breeders make mistakes when rabbits are so young. One of our 4H members had one that was shown as a doe until it was well over a year old before it was discovered "she" was a "he". They hadn't tried breeding, and simply gave a quick check to be sure it was clean before going to fair. We all laughed about the length of time it took to discover it.
As for your OP, if you separated them quickly, and didn't see a fall off, it's possible, the new doe isn't bred. Although to be fair, rabbit breeding is a fairly quick process, so only time will tell without a vet check.
 

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