Fighting females

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Fighting females

Post by Nigel Davie » Fri, 07 Jun 1996 04:00:00



A client of mine has 2 female lops that have started fighting (they are
18 mths old now). They sleep together in a room and get on fine but
fight when they go out into the garden. In addition, one of the females
is aggressive towards the owner. Will spaying them help at this late
stage? Must we spay both of them or the more aggressive one?

Nigel Davies, Veterinarian (UK),Wed, 05 Jun 96 19:07

 
 
 

Fighting females

Post by Bunmo » Fri, 07 Jun 1996 04:00:00


On Thu, 06 Jun 1996 02:32:54 +0000, Nigel Davies

Quote:

>A client of mine has 2 female lops that have started fighting (they are
>18 mths old now). They sleep together in a room and get on fine but
>fight when they go out into the garden. In addition, one of the females
>is aggressive towards the owner. Will spaying them help at this late
>stage? Must we spay both of them or the more aggressive one?

>Nigel Davies, Veterinarian (UK),Wed, 05 Jun 96 19:07

Nigel,

Spaying may still help the situation.  Both bunnies should be spayed
as soon as possible to prevent cancer.  The House Rabbit Society has
some information concerning this.
The rabbits should be spayed ONLY by an experienced rabbit vet that
has done many spays.  My vet told me due to the differences between
rabbits and cats he can spay three or four cats in the time it takes
to spay one rabbit (arteries, etc. to watch out for).
--
Bunmom