BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Can Neutered Rabbits Start Sprayin?
Last Post by mocha200 at 9/28/2012 8:21 AM (5 Replies)
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User is Offline mocha200
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9/27/2012 11:17 AM

I know sometimes neutered rabbit may keep spraying after they are neutered if they were neutered late and were very used to spraying, but what about a male rabbit who never sprays?

Today I have the bunnies out on my grandparents patio for some sunshine and they are having TONS of fun! Binkying, exploring, eating, etc. Mocha for some reason is on a chinning urge! He is hopping around and chinning EVERYTHING! I can just her the little voice in his head saying "Mine! Mine! MINE!" LOL.He has also kicked Lulu out of the litter box every time she goes in. Naughty boy! I figured it was because we recently had baby bunnies around and he just wants to make sure everyone still knows HE is the boss! Then, just a little bit ago Lulu was sitting next to the litter box and he rushes over does this weird turning jump over the top of her (kind of like a binky type jump) landing into the litter box peeing the whole way! Here is a picture.

As you can see it was a curved jump he made! LOL! I am wondering if he just had to go SO bad that he didn't make it to the box, or he was trying to spray Lulu to tell her hew was the boss. I am hoping he doesn't continue this behavior! It was a new place they had never been before so that might be it... Idk, it was just so weird!


User is Offline zoologist
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9/27/2012 12:48 PM
I think he may be spraying. Tofu was really good about not spraying... until I introduced him to the porch. Then you couldn't walk out there without getting sprayed on. He also chinned e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. out there. It was ridiculous


User is Offline BB
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9/27/2012 11:33 PM

If he was sort of binkying while spraying -- then that can be a common move for a spraying bunny. If I sat on the floor with Viv and was giving her attention, Jack would sometimes run passed us in a sort of mini-binky mode and then spray the heck out of both of us. I learned really quickly when to avoid it from that point on! But I don't know if Jack was trying to say "Viv's mine!" or "you're both mine". In the wild, two males who are fighting may spray each other, but bunnies will also spray as just a non-aggressive territorial move. I know your fosters are no longer with you, but maybe it was Mocha's way of solidifying that he owns the place. Of course, I am anthropomorphizing a bit, but I do wonder if it has something to do with a linger of the other bunny smells?

User is Offline mocha200
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9/28/2012 4:44 AM
BB: I sure hope so! My parents would be VERY upset if he started spraying!

User is Offline Elrohwen
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9/28/2012 6:31 AM
I also wonder if it might have to do with the outdoor smells. He may have smell other bunnies or squirrels or something on the patio and decided to claim the patio in the name of Mocha. Hopefully he doesn't try it indoors!
- Elrohwen

User is Offline mocha200
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9/28/2012 8:21 AM
Elrohwen: Me too!

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