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clarebear
25-05-2015, 06:48 PM
We are looking after our neighbour's bunnies this week, Billy & Dolly.
Dolly is nesting. I believe she has done this before. Should we remove the nest or leave it?

Tamsin
26-05-2015, 02:27 AM
It's best to leave it as she'll just rebuild whilst she's still feeling hormonal and that usually means plucking out more fur too. If you give her a couple of days she'll give up/ignore it and you can clean out then :)

Might be worth chatting to your neighbours about neutering - you can probably find a leaflet download to give them to if you think that would help.

Jack's-Jane
26-05-2015, 06:19 AM
It's best to leave it as she'll just rebuild whilst she's still feeling hormonal and that usually means plucking out more fur too. If you give her a couple of days she'll give up/ignore it and you can clean out then :)

Might be worth chatting to your neighbours about neutering - you can probably find a leaflet download to give them to if you think that would help.

Yep, I agree

Here's a link to the leaflet

http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/resources/content/leaflet_pdfs/neutering28.8.07.pdf

clarebear
26-05-2015, 02:43 PM
Thank you. It seemed cruel to remove it. Would she only do this if she wasn't neutered?

Jack's-Jane
26-05-2015, 03:00 PM
Thank you. It seemed cruel to remove it. Would she only do this if she wasn't neutered?

Usually it is only unspayed Does who nest. Very occasionally spayed Does and neutered Bucks may nest too. But that *might* indicate another type of health problem relating to the Adrenal Gland.

MightyMax
26-05-2015, 04:05 PM
It's best to leave it as she'll just rebuild whilst she's still feeling hormonal and that usually means plucking out more fur too. If you give her a couple of days she'll give up/ignore it and you can clean out then :)

Might be worth chatting to your neighbours about neutering - you can probably find a leaflet download to give them to if you think that would help.

It's not cruel to clean out the nest once she has lost interest in it.

It's usually only unsprayed does that nest. Very rarely spayed ones. You could do as Tamsin suggests and download a leaflet which would explain the benefits of spaying their doe :thumb: