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Pumpkin, our Dutch tort doe, got spayed last week and since has been kept in 2 different enviornments - her 2x3 cage the first few days to keep her quiet, then moved to her xpen with the cage open, about 5x5 plus access to the 2x3 cage. I understand the first few weeks post spayed are a little different for bunnies in attitude, but her aggression is a lot more then we are use to. She is constantly thumping and trying to pull down her xpen walls. When she was a baby, she was very sweet and curious, liked to come explore us and the space around her. During her puberty before the surgery, she was in hardcore courtship mode - neither my boyfriend or myself could go more then a few steps without her running circles around our legs, licking us to death, and crawling all over us. Now, she is still curious, but much more jumpy and almost angry to be in the pen she grew up in.
Is this just a stage we need to be patient and wait out, or should we try to upgrade her to a house bunny? Because she has been destructive with cords and aggressive by trying to pull her xpen walls down, we're hesitant to let her out and about, but we miss our sweet girl. Thanks for any thoughts!
Thanks a million everyone! She is doing much better. We upgraded her to a safe area, and when we took her in to get her nails clipped at the local shelter, she fell in love (the woman said it was a crazy fast bond) Both seem to be making her happier. She still has her teenage angst days, but she's not even a year old yet.