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Post by gentl on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:20 pm

Our Rory did something last night that surprised me.  Haven't heard anyone else describe this behavior.  I'm pretty sure I know WHY
he did it only it was so odd.  Our granddaughter got back from church camp yesterday and he had missed her terribly and had been
having a proper pout for the days she was gone.  Now it was payback time.  The first day she was gone he pooed where she slept.
The second day he peed where she slept.

Kayla was sitting to her bean bag chair on the floor.  Rory hopped up beside her as she sat in her bean bag.  He had a proper poo.
She could tell because she says his breathing always gets faster when he poos.  Then he peed and then rubbed his bum in the pee
and the poo.  Ewwww!  Has anyone else seen this sort of thing?  Bunnies don't purposefully soil themselves do they?   Even in anger?

He's really being a brat now she is back!  He refused to participate in the 'Bunny Bedtime' ritual we do.  It includes a piece of apple
and his night time nuggies after he gets in his pen.  Usually, he is the one that 'asks' for 'Bunny Bedtime'.

Thanks in advance hoppers for your wise answers! Hugs


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Post by Amelia66 on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:23 pm

They only do this to mark territory. Maybe her being gone a few days has made him see everything as his, now she is back he is claiming it from her. Maybe it is just because of the abrupt change in routine.
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Post by Sparky on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:34 pm

It does sound like a scenting action. Maybe he is marking Kayla so he can identify her again. I wonder how buns behave when one has been away from the warren for an unusually long time. I can imagine that even if they are recognised, they're not immediately welcomed back but have to earn their place back in the heirarchy.

Kayla could try grooming his forehead Wink
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Re: Bunny behavior question Aug 2 UD

Post by gentl on Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:48 pm

He just woke her up a few minutes ago. She really slept in. Seems all is forgiven and there are mutual nose touches and she is giving him nose rubs and noms. Rory has trained us all SO well! I'm still in the bunny hutch though. He won't even take his morning apple from me! It's time for his greens already and he hasn't had his bite of apple or tiny baby carrot either. LOL
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:38 pm

I think it is probably scent marking due to him being worried about her not being there and then making a point that she is not to go away again. I don't know if anyone has noticed this, but I would assume you see some similar behaviour when a bun looses their mate.


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Re: Bunny behavior question Aug 2 UD

Post by gentl on Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:02 pm

I am dreading if we do not have a new bunny before she goes back home. Rory just loves
interacting with her. I know it is because she can get down on the floor with him. She was training him to get up on my bed so he could interact with me but he got mad and wouldn't do it much with her gone. I'm going to have to get tastier noms I guess. He had gotten where he was just getting up for a little fuss and then remembering to 'ask' for a nom. We have her another week, perhaps two-but then school starts.
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Re: Bunny behavior question Aug 2 UD

Post by Tuckerbunnies on Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:03 pm

I think Rory is a slight bit jealous and it's way of letting Kayla know that 'I live here take that' and is marking his territory Laughing Laughing 

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Post by fiver on Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:36 pm

all I can say is the mental picture had me giggling rory is such a boy Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing 

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:27 pm

I had mental pictures to love and I am sitting here laughing. I am convinced that bunnies do have tanrums; if humum does something wrong. When we went go out tgether which is rare, Binky will be sitting on his little box we have for hm in the sitting room, facing the wall LOL!!

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Re: Bunny behavior question Aug 2 UD

Post by gentl on Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:13 pm

NOW Rory will not get up on the bed with me or let me touch him in any way. He's back to his standoffish behavior and I have no clue. No No I have NO idea what I've done.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:47 pm

Oh sweetie, I know what you mean. Binky-Boo used to cuddle up to me every night and have a long fuss befre going to sleep. I think I have upset him because most of the time he sits at the bottom of the bed, albeit stretched out so he is obviously relaxed. I have bit of a fuss in the morning but no where near as much as I used to. Don't get me wrong, he is still very affectionate but there has been a change. I hope Rory comes back love, it is really upsetting.

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I wouldlike t know what I have done wrong too

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Re: Bunny behavior question Aug 2 UD

Post by gentl on Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:34 pm

I guess what concerns me so much is that he won't even do it for his apple pieces. I used to get practically mauled for it when he caught a whiff! No No 
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:42 pm

How is he tpday sweetie? Lots more loving vibes are on their way.

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