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    Default We think Helen is having a phantom pregnancy.

    We have noticed just lately that Mummy Helen has been rather nasty to Baby Saint and she has been acting rather strangely, this morning we found loads of fur and Mike checked them both but couldn't find anything, later this afternoon we found another lot of fur and Mike picked Helen up and she has been pulling her fur out on her tummy and all on her side and I think she is having a phantom pregnancy which will account for her attitude towards Baby Saint at times. We are going to give her till the weekend and if she is no better will take her to the vets for a hormone injection.
    Helen is spayed as Francis Harcourt Brown did the op.


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    Oh bless her....
    My girl Sadie sometimes does this.. does the hormone injection stop it?

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    Oh, bless her. Give her some snuggles from me, and of course to Baby Saint as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by littleboots View Post
    Oh bless her....
    My girl Sadie sometimes does this.. does the hormone injection stop it?
    Yes hopefully

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    How spooky. I wanted to ask if it was possible to have a phantom pregnancy in a spayed rabbit

    OH has been saying he thinks Ebbie is having a phantom pregnancy due to her behaviour of late, but I didn't think it was possible because she's neutered. I thought it only happened in un-neutered rabbits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachie View Post
    How spooky. I wanted to ask if it was possible to have a phantom pregnancy in a spayed rabbit

    OH has been saying he thinks Ebbie is having a phantom pregnancy due to her behaviour of late, but I didn't think it was possible because she's neutered. I thought it only happened in un-neutered rabbits
    I've been told if they have left even a tiny little bit of the tube behind when they have done the op this can happen, don't know if that's true.

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    My pair of Dopeys made a beautiful nest after being spayed.

    I would also be concerned that she is feeling ill (possibly in the area where she plucked fur on her side) and that is also causing the behaviour you're seeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckerbunnies View Post
    I've been told if they have left even a tiny little bit of the tube behind when they have done the op this can happen, don't know if that's true.
    Ebbie is digging and attacking the cat bed we have for her, seems to be bullying Oliver and is developing a dew lap. I haven't found masses of fur anywhere though. I'll have a look at her tum

    I don't know if any of this really consitutes a phantom pregnancy - just my oh's (who is by no means any expert on buns) input

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    Hope she will be OK, and precious Baby Saint too. xx

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    Awh poor little Helen, I hope she calms down soon.

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