Can Rabbits living in a colony castrated each other?
While it is rare, there have been cases where unneutered rabbits in a colony may display aggressive behavior towards one another, including attempting to castrate or harm other rabbits. This behavior is more commonly observed in intact males (bucks) as they can exhibit territorial and dominance-related aggression.
To prevent such incidents, it is generally recommended to have rabbits in a colony neutered or spayed. Neutering or spaying rabbits can help reduce aggressive behaviors, minimize territorial disputes, and promote harmonious coexistence within the group.
By removing the reproductive hormones, neutering or spaying can help decrease aggressive tendencies and the drive to establish dominance. It is important to consult with a veterinarian experienced in rabbit care to discuss the best approach for introducing, managing, and maintaining a rabbit colony to ensure the well-being and safety of all rabbits involved.