Doe went nuts

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  1. WindowOrMirror

    WindowOrMirror ..where do YOU look? Supporter

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    Our perfect doe went crazy this morning. She bit at me when I fed her,bit at me when I put hay in the cage, etc. She's always been 100% docile, kind, etc. We put her in her own cage 2-3 weeks ago (removed some kits that were old enough to wean) but other than that, no major changes.

    Thoughts on what could make her "nuts"?

    R
     
  2. awfulestes

    awfulestes Well-Known Member

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    did you smell different? new hand soap,laundry soap, perfume/ colonge? Get blood on your clothes? preditor hideing nearby such as a snake,rat or a stranger? maybe she is in pain. Have you recently been diagnosed with an illness? Did you pet another animal before her? LOL just some thoughts.
     

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    She wants her babies back? Rabies?
     
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  5. awfulestes

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    She thought you were about to breed her again and needs a little break ? Now she is the boss.
     
  6. Dian

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    I have 2 that do that only when they are pregnant. They make very pretty babies, so I am trying to get some junior does from them. They will leave or be bbq before winter. I am hoping it is not hereditary behavior. I will chance it and if the daughters start acting that way they will go too. No point keeping bad rabbits when there are so many good ones.
     
  7. MaggieJ

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    I have one doe that is Cujo when she first kindles... but she calms down after a bit. I suspect hormones are to blame... they do funny things to critters, including human ones. LOL
     
  8. Honorine

    Honorine Carpe Vinum Supporter

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    Did you rebreed her? Pregnancy hormones often make a docile doe aggressive.
     
  9. holleegee

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    I'd say she wants to be bred. I have a doe that gets aggressive but once you put her with a buck she is fine. She is the same doe that will build a nest and pull fur about once a month???
     
  10. WindowOrMirror

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    ... she last kindled on March 30 and hasn't been rebred yet, though she's about at the point where she will be again, perhaps that's why she's mad. See! Gals do too want it - sometimes!

    (Flameproof undies donned)

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  11. Michael Leferink

    Michael Leferink Well-Known Member

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    +6 wks. post kindle? Yep, she needs a boyfriend. Within 3 days she will probably be back to her old self again.

    MikeL