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andrea315 Sat 09-Feb-13 23:56:46

Adopted a bunny today hasn't had a home for two years because she is "nasty" she went for me when I asked to see her and the lady suggested I didn't talke her and pick another as she wasn't nice ! Anyway after 7 hours at home she is eating from my hand and will let me touch her sometimes do you think I should get her neutered ?

FernieB Sun 10-Feb-13 09:48:18

She sounds like my kind of bunny! IME male buns are more docile and females are feisty - I love them!

Get her neutered asap. Not only will it calm her down but also help prevent cancer to which female buns are prone. It will also help with toilet training - she'll be a lot tidier.

Do remember that she's not been handled/loved for 2 years and those scars will run deep. It will take a lot of time and patience on your part to settle her fully but you sound like you're happy to spend the time with her.

andrea315 Sun 10-Feb-13 10:36:56

I do have a female rabbit that is is 6 in a few months and she is worse that this one so its not new to me she, isn't neutered but a bit to old to be put through it she is toilet trained but this one isnt at all she has just had food thrown at her for two years sad poor thing

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 10-Feb-13 10:44:46

Definately get her nuetered! It's much better for her. What a sad story. Not all bunnies are cuddly and I guess people get disappointed that their cute little bunny doesn't wanna be handled and their kids don't have their fuzzy squishy pet sad

Time and patience is what she needs and love. If she feels live then she will be happy.

FernieB Sun 10-Feb-13 13:42:01

andrea - envy at all the female buns in your house. My current bun is an almost 2 year old male and he is so docile that the pigs walk all over him (literally sometimes). Would love another bun myself but current bun is set in his ways and also exceedingly housetrained (far tidier than the kids), so finding a female of a similar age who is just as tidy to run round with him is difficult.

Good luck with her and I hope she settles down soon. (Definitely get her neutered though).

andrea315 Mon 11-Feb-13 00:37:19

Thank you I am going to give her few weeks to settle in and then get her done I don't mind if she never changes at least she will be loved now

Madratlady Sat 02-Mar-13 19:23:28

Definitely get her neutered, female rabbits are very prone to uterine cancer.

So many 'aggressive' animals either haven't been given enough attention, or have been treated badly and they are often just scared. Or hormonal. I'm glad this bunny has a good home with you now!

andrea315 Sat 02-Mar-13 23:13:30

Hi thanks but I can't get her done the vets thinks she is 3 or more so would be to risky to put her under she can just live the years she has with us as our house bunny now because she is beautiful and loves being held cuddled and played with so glad we took her smile

FernieB Sun 03-Mar-13 08:32:08

andrea - so glad she's settled in with you. Sounds like she rules the roost!

andrea315 Sun 03-Mar-13 10:30:24

She does we love her so much smile

WhenWeMet Fri 15-Mar-13 20:19:45

andrea315. Glad that you have been willing to adopt an aggressive bun.
I think you need to find a new vet, one who knows what they are talking about. It is in no way dangerous to neuter a rabbit of any age, she is at more risk of getting cancer from NOT being neuterd then she is from the op. Sounds to me like your vet knows naff all about rabbits unfortunatly not uncommon.
As for the rescue you got her from, if all they did was chuck food at her then they are in the rescue biz for all the wrong reassons. Perhaps you should report them for cruelty. I work at a rabbit rescue and we deal with troubled rabbits all the time. We don't throw food at them, we treat them with respect. The first thing we do is get them neutered, regardless of age. Any rescue who has the welfare of the rabbits at heart would not pass on an un neutered rabbit. Please PM me with the name and address of the rescue as I think they should be looked into. Thanks and good luck. I hope after her neuter she will settle to be a lovely, happy, cancer free rabbit. I could also help you find a rabbit savy vet.

midori1999 Tue 26-Mar-13 23:43:16

I agree that rabbits should be neutered at any age and certainly that is what the rescue we got our doe from recommend and the vet school they use for treatment of their rabbits.

Looking around at and speaking to rescues when we were looking for our rabbit, it became very apparent that not all rescues are equal and in fact 'our' rescue often end up picking up the pieces left by other rescues. In fact, our rabbit came into the rescue from another 'rescue' who rehomed all their rabbits to them saying they couldn't cope, then a few months later started 'rescuing' again/ sad apparently this happens often.

If you got both your does neutered, maybe it would be possible to bond them to each other? from what I understand rabbits do better in pairs of groups even if they have lived alone forever. Certainly both our rabbits are 3 and had never been with (or in the case of ours seen) another rabbit their whole lives. They are now happily bonded and they are a sight to behold together. smile

midori1999 Tue 26-Mar-13 23:44:15

Just to add, 'our' rescue neuters rabbits as soon as possible after they come in, but would never rehome a rabbit without absolute agreement that the rabbit was to be neutered.

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