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Why do male rabbits pee on people?

Introduction: Understanding Male Rabbit Behavior

Rabbits are cute, cuddly and make great pets. However, if you’re a rabbit owner, you may have experienced a common issue – male rabbits peeing on people. This behavior can be frustrating and unpleasant, but it’s important to understand why rabbits do this.

Rabbits have a unique set of behaviors and instincts that are different from other pets. Understanding these behaviors is crucial in creating a happy and healthy environment for your bunny. In this article, we will explore why male rabbits pee on people and what you can do to prevent it.

Territorial Marking: Why Do Rabbits Pee?

Rabbits are territorial animals and they use urine to mark their territory. This behavior is particularly common in male rabbits who have a strong urge to mark their territory. Urine contains pheromones that signal to other rabbits that this area is claimed. Male rabbits may also mark their territory with feces or rub their chin against objects to leave their scent.

When a rabbit pees on a person, it can be a sign that they are trying to assert their dominance or claim ownership. This behavior is more common in unneutered male rabbits, but it can still occur in neutered males and females. If your rabbit is peeing on you, it may be a sign that they are feeling territorial or insecure.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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