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Wild rabbits and Domestic Rabbits intervening

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TheTwoRoos, May 20, 2016.

  1. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ny chickens and other animals live in the country while me and my rabbit live in the city.

    There are tons of rabbits in the area.Lots of youngsters.One was here just the other day sniffing out my dutch rabbits areas and a old hutch of hers that she still is trying to claim hers.It is actually very hard seeing them and im a afraid somebodies gonna euther pop up pregnant or injured one day.

    Im thinking thats why that young rabbit was here,trying to find her.

    Just today a baby rabbit was in the yard next to me (Probably scavenging for a new territory or learning the arra),but regardless of that him and Ditto saw eachother they gave eachother this look.The ears went up,and the first thing she did was hop over there.Since they are wild they do not just come checking her out for fight,shes gonna be the one to cause the trouble with another female or a male "Not" looking to mate.Also with babies (Heard they are also territorial after they leave the den and are looking for their own home.)

    This place crawls with rabbits....

    Has anybody ever had wild rabbits intervene with domesticated rabbits?
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Do you mean interbreed? American wild rabbits can't breed with our domestics and produce offspring because our domestics are a totally different species from Europe. While wild bunnies may carry some diseases that can be passed on to your pets, you don't have to worry about them interbreeding as long as you live in the states. :)
     
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No intervrene.

    Byut will they still try?
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Can you explain what you mean by intervene? Do you just mean bother the domesticated rabbits?
     
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  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah like they run into eachither.
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    As Chickerdoodle said, North American wild rabbits and domestic rabbits are not closely related, and though rumor may have it otherwise, there doesn't seem to be any documented evidence of the two species producing offspring. Attempts at mating may occur, but hey, male rabbits will mount completely inappropriate things like shoes and hands, so I wouldn't set much store on that sort of behavior. Whether the two species might fight is hard to say for sure - most people know that domestic rabbits can get nasty and territorial with their handlers, so that they might treat other animals that way is certainly possible. Wild rabbits have also been known to attack "intruders" of the human kind, so I'd have to say there's a possibility of hostile action toward another animal as well..
     
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.

    I think she needs a harness so just in case she runs into run i can grab her quickly.

    A rabbit was roaming ariund this morning didnt see her and Ditto ran towards the rabbit Flipped out and was running like crazy,ditto just as casual.
     

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