PDA

View Full Version : aggressive rabbit?



rabbitdan
12-08-2011, 06:25 PM
one of my rabbits has become a bit grumpy. if you step into the run he leaps at you and grunts. im sure he would bite too if he had the chance. how can i make him friendly again?

Sky-O
12-08-2011, 06:27 PM
Has the rabbit been spayed/neutered?

Do you smell of anything different? Like holding any different or new animals recently?

Any new additions to the household?

You don't need to 'make' him friendly, you need to look at what is causing him to act that way and then work to solve it so that he is happier.

rabbitdan
12-08-2011, 06:34 PM
Has the rabbit been spayed/neutered?

Do you smell of anything different? Like holding any different or new animals recently?

Any new additions to the household?

You don't need to 'make' him friendly, you need to look at what is causing him to act that way and then work to solve it so that he is happier.

hes neutered and lives with his neutered brother.

we have female guinea pigs that are around 8 months old. but we've had them since April, these are the latest new arrivals

Sky-O
12-08-2011, 06:42 PM
Has he had a vet check recently? Has his accomodation changed? Do you go anywhere with animals that weren't there before? (like if a friend has got a new dog or cat, for example) or anywhere you didn't go before?

Emotionally, how do you feel compared to before? Are you angrier?

rabbitdan
12-08-2011, 06:46 PM
Has he had a vet check recently? Has his accomodation changed? Do you go anywhere with animals that weren't there before? (like if a friend has got a new dog or cat, for example) or anywhere you didn't go before?

Emotionally, how do you feel compared to before? Are you angrier?

his last vet check was in February.
no accommodation change.
No

I feel no different

Sky-O
12-08-2011, 06:48 PM
I would take him for a thorough vet check to rule out any physical cause before making the presumption it is behavioural and circumstancial and then approaching things from there. I'm guessing he is due his Myxi imminently so that could tie nicely in.

bunlover
12-08-2011, 06:51 PM
Could be sight related this is how my coco is he has cateracts x

rabbitdan
12-08-2011, 07:00 PM
Could be sight related this is how my coco is he has cateracts x

does he need any special care?

rabbitdan
12-08-2011, 07:00 PM
I would take him for a thorough vet check to rule out any physical cause before making the presumption it is behavioural and circumstancial and then approaching things from there. I'm guessing he is due his Myxi imminently so that could tie nicely in.

ok will contact the vetstomorow

ripminnie
12-08-2011, 07:00 PM
Could be sight related this is how my coco is he has cateracts x

I was going to suggest that too :wave: