The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.
LEADERS: Azerane Bam BinkyBunny JerseyGirl LBJ10 LittlePuffyTail LongEaredLions RabbitPam
My sweet pea of a bunny (Gizmo, spayed female, 7 months old) has just recently started to display some pretty offensive territorial behavior. The biggest problem is urinating on my bed. My boyfriend has been living with me for the past few weeks (while he gets his new apartment), so perhaps she is trying to be the alpha bun over the smell of my boyfriend on my bed? Either that or because we have fenced off under the bed (because she stays under there and defecates) perhaps she is trying to reclaim under the bed (which is not going to happen; besides, she has lots of hidey-places such as the closet). I used to be able to leave her unattended in my bedroom so she could roam free but now every time I leave her unattended I find her on my bed with feces everywhere and worst of all, a big puddle of urine that soaks through every blanket. So now she is only allowed out of her pen when I am in my bedroom, which is usually for a good hour or two a night (in which she gets plenty of love and attention). NOW she is starting to buzz and do the courtship dance, and tonight she actually mated/mounted my arm!! I was flabbergasted, she is a spayed bunny as of a couple of months ago and has not shown this behavior since being spayed! So I'm thinking it's just territorial. I have a couple of clickers and the book on clickers that I intend to use, although I don't know if it will help much. What can I do with a territorial bunny without making her feel like a caged creature? I want her to have freedom and lots of love but I will not stand for this constant urination, defecation and now humping!!