Care of Rabbits

Why is your male bunny pulling fur from your female bunny?


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2009-08-09 21:29:05
2009-08-09 21:29:05

This occurs when the female is pregnant and not making a nest for its young. The male is doing it for her to keep the babies warm.. When the Female bunny has its young you have to separate the male into another cage for about a month at least. If you don't do this the female can get pregnant again because females can get pregnant again within 24 hours. That can cause some trouble to the babies and the female. Hope this helps...

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It's probably making nest. Stress, boredom, pregnancy, false pregnancy, those are all reasons for a bunny pulling out her fur.

he could have wood ticks or he might be in love with a female rabbit

They are mating or the one bunny thinks its her or his son

Both have fur but the male has a mane and the female does not. The male fights to maintain his leadership against intruding males and the mane helps protect his neck from bites.

female: 28,000 ft male: 31,000 ft

Unfortunately, when a female mounts and then pulls fur from another rabbit, whether male or female, it is an act of dominance or an attempt to fight. Sometimes this just might be the rabbits way of saying "I'm the boss here," and it might not lead to anything, but you must be careful as this could lead to a full on attack. Also check to be sure that the male isn't the one pulling fur (and assuming mounting) or you might have an unwanted litter.

A male rabbit would not make the actual nest for the female but he would be very happy for his fur to be pulled out for the babies to have a comfortable nest. Any rabbit in the pen wouldn't mind the mother rabbit pulling there fur out for a nest because rabbits LOVE to be respected.

If their pulling fur out especially if its a female then she is pregnant or keeping herself warm There are other reasons - see related question linked below

Sexual frustration may be your answer! The male gets mad that perhaps the female is not satisfied, and takes it out on them. Also, your bunny could be bored, and takes it out on her. If they are in the same cage, they are very territorial animals, and that may get them mad, so make two separate cages! Otherwise, he might try to be building her a nest if she is pregnant, but I have never seen that, so that is my best answer! I !

well i dont know about the pulling her hair out, but if she's making a nest then its more likely she is making it so she can have a litter of kits/bunnies.

if they are not on there hind legs boxing each other they are fine. i had this problem but i found out that it is totaly normal. but if they are boxing you should separate them

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a boy bunny though sometimes you might have a very furry female in wich they would be the same

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The most noticeable way is to wait till she begins to prepare the nest by carrying hay in her mouth, and pulling her fur out to make the nest.

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