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- Aug 1, 2015
I have a 7yo Netherland dwarf doe that I've owned since she was weaned. She is not spayed. A week ago, I introduced a 4mo lop (also female) which has gone about as smoothly as I'd expect given the circumstances. Recently, the 7yo has begun acting extremely cranky, is uncharacteristically chewing incessantly at the walls (almost like she's trying to burrow into the sheetrock) and is carrying mouthfuls of hay about attempting to stash it in corners. I'm fairly certain the lop is indeed female, they're always supervised when out together and I've never seen any attempt at mating, or any spraying when they were separated. My two thoughts are that a.) Another rabbit around is messing her life up, maybe causing her to go into breeding mode despite no male rabbits being around, and b.) That it might be a coincidental medical issue causing her strange behaviour. I'd really like to get some sleep soon that's not interrupted by her scratching the walls, so if anyone has suggestions on the cause or solution to this behaviour I'd love to hear it.