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Topic: Urine
Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Jul 19, 2007 01:58PM)
Okay so I have a question for you all.

Maggie (The albino rabbit) never has peed or pooed outside of her cage. Chocolate(guess what colour he is) will poop outside of his cage but not pee.

Maggie just got a new carrying case. I put her in it so she could get used to it. I came back to her 2 minutes later she had peed in it.
I was wondering... did she just pee in it so that her scent is inside the cage?

Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Jul 19, 2007 06:25PM)
Or could there be another reason as to why she did it?
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Jul 19, 2007 07:41PM)
I would guess that nerves got the best of the bunny.

Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Jul 19, 2007 07:45PM)
I doubt it is nerves as Maggie has been in a rabbit wringer, another production, BA cage and a mini livestock production cage and has NEVER peed or pooed in any of them.

This is the first time Maggie has ever gone outside of her cage.
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Jul 19, 2007 09:17PM)
The bunny peed to mark his spot--most animals do.
Anytime you put a bunny in a new cage or carrying case the first thing they do is mark the area as their own by peeing on a certain spot.
Old age will cause the bunny to pee a lot. As they get old , the kidney is the first organ that shows the wear and tear.
Richard (Tricky Ricky)
Message: Posted by: Regan (Jul 19, 2007 09:34PM)
Richard is right. That is why bunnies seem to 'liter train' easily. The truth is they like to find a spot to use and stick with it for the most part. They use their sense of smell to recognize the proper place to go. Most likely your bunny smelled where the other rabbit peed and thought it was the proper place to go.

Of course I am not a real bunny psychologist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. :)

You'll have to ask the bunny to be sure.

Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Jul 19, 2007 10:05PM)
"the other rabbit peed and thought it was the proper place to go"

She has never peed in any other props that were bought used and this carrying case was brand new.
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Jul 19, 2007 11:03PM)
I stand corrected. :lol:

Have a good night,
Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Jul 22, 2007 12:17AM)
We did a show today an hour and a half away today..Maggie didn't make one mess..
Message: Posted by: btedeski (Jul 23, 2007 09:18AM)
When you got to go, you got to go....

It could just be that she could not cross her legs any longer.

If you exercise your bunny a little before you put her in the case that would encourage her to go then. Most small animals go when they have been active.

I exercise by putting them loose in an enclosed area and let them run and play. I put both bunnies out but only take one to the show.
Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Jul 23, 2007 11:36AM)
Billy.. maybe you didn't read my post carefully above... Maggie has NEVER gone outside of her cage. She will not even go on the grass.
Message: Posted by: Bob Johnston (Aug 13, 2007 05:45PM)

It sounds to me like Maggie just thought she would try a new spot, it may just happen now and then. I had a rabbit that would do that kind of “testing” a few times a year. Rabbits do not mark every new location they go into. I use three different carriers and several load chambers, and rarely encounter pilling, and never peeing in those areas.

It is not likely that she was “marking” the area as most marking is done by whole (intact) male rabbits. Any “marking” that Maggie would do would be with special glands she has under her chin. She would mark certain toys and other thing is her environment that she especially likes. You may see her doing this “gland” marking now and then. Humans can not smell this secretion, but other animals can.

Territorial marking she would do would be more likely in an area that she considered her home (like her cage or hutch) and that would be done with pilling (droppings) more likely than peeing.

Message: Posted by: Magic Enhancer (Aug 14, 2007 07:30AM)
Sometimes even I pee on my props.

Robert Haas
Message: Posted by: Mumblemore (Aug 14, 2007 02:57PM)
All I can say is that the question is a real ****er . . . Sorry.