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Last Post by MimzMum at 4/07/2008 5:25 PM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline babybunsmum
Waterloo ON Canada
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4/07/2008 6:41 AM

when i picked up pinky from being spayed my vet explained that rabbits have 2 cervix and so i looked up rabbit anatomy out of interest.  i found this page on www.medirabbit.com that has a labelled diagram which says 'uterus horne' i think... but it's pointing at the tubes.  does anyone know... are thess the actual uteruses (and is that word the plural of uterus... lol)?  just curious really.

*caution*  there's also a pic of an actual reproductive system from a hysterectomy (incase anyone's squeamish)

http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Uro_gen_diseases/generalities/female_organ.PDF

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User is Offline Beka27
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4/07/2008 6:49 AM
wow. isn't that peculiar? never knew that. so could they release multiple eggs that get fertilized in each of the uteruses (uteri? don't know the plural.)
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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4/07/2008 6:50 AM
Wow that's weird!! Rabbits are crrrraaazzyyy! Two uterine horns=two uterus(s) I think you are right that there are two! Thanks for sharing the link!
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User is Offline KatnipCrzy
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4/07/2008 10:40 AM

What they remove of dogs, cats and bunnies is a "Y" shaped when they spay.   The uterus does have 2 horns- thats how numerous puppies, kittens, etc fit.  The ovaries and ovarian tissue is on each side at the top of the "Y" and the bottom of the Y represents more of the uterus itself.

I am not sure about the whole 2 cervix thing- weird. I will have to look into it more- not like that pops up in everyday conversation.

 

 

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User is Offline Lion_Lop_Lover
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4/07/2008 11:14 AM
I didn't know rabbits had a clitoris!
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User is Offline Gravehearted
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4/07/2008 12:28 PM
It took some poking around - but there's not a lot of details about the rabbit uterus online when it's not related to reproduction or cancer.
one of the things the medi-rabbit article mentions is that the uterus is duplex with separate cervical and uterine openings. I am thinking that means there is one uterus, but it's two sided?
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User is Offline skunklionshow
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4/07/2008 12:57 PM

I believe that there are not the 2 cervixes...but a single cervix attached to the dual uterine hornes.  B/c, Katnip please help me w/ the vocab, rabbits, like cats, are ovulation induced....it may seem like they maintain 2 separate female reproductive systems.  Basically, the ovulate in response to the stimulation, that is why some animals can actually have 2 separate daddies w/ in 1 litter.  Now I think I've completely screwed up that explanation.  What's especially nasty is a pyometra uterus.  It looks like a pus filled, over stuffed sausage.  Really gross!  Yet another reason to spay your pets.

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User is Offline MimzMum
Interior Alaska
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4/07/2008 5:25 PM
Man, I'm glad I had just one uterus, it gave me enough trouble in my lifetime. >.< Although I have heard of rare cases where women had dual horned uteri.
Now I get to watch my daughter live the hell that is the monthly cycle. *urgh!* When I get to Heaven I'm going to walk straight up and kick Eve square in the pants! *nods*

So glad my two buns are both fixed. Spare them the agony of disease and birthing. They are cute enough just the two of them *snuggles Mimzy & Pippi*
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