There could be a number of reasons why this problem occurs. The usual suspects can be a change in your home that has broken the litter training, marking of territory of a shared space or a physiological change such as incontinence due to illness or a young rabbit reaching maturity. Never shout loudly or clap aggressively at your rabbit, they have sensitive hearing and this could cause them a lot of stress.
Did she eat something in the yard that I didn't notice? Is it an infection? She has a vet appointment today, but I'm hoping someone out there has experienced this before and overcome the problem.
Now, all of a sudden, your rabbit keeps hopping on the couch and peeing on it. I remember the third time it happened with Cosette a few years back. Frustrated by this behavior, I had picked her up and put her in her cage.
Urine from healthy animals is typically considered to be of little to no risk to people. This is generally true, at least for the otherwise healthy human population, but like with most things in infectious diseases, there are exceptions. An interesting one in rabbits is a bug called Encephalitozoon cuniculi. This microorganism now classified as a fungus, but previously considered a protozoal parasite is very common in healthy pet rabbits.
Very strange. We had a nice diversity of species, including a Gray Catbirdwhich is pretty rare in winter around here. It was camping out in a buckthorn tree, which harbor about the only berries left at this point fruit being the main food of a winter catbird in these parts.
One of the most common urinary tract ailments is a urinary tract infection, also called cystitis. Cystitis is characterized by the inflammation of the urinary bladder caused by a buildup of bacteria. Most rabbits with this condition will have discomfort while urinating.
You may be faced with a rabbit emergency. We hope this article will help you understand how to identify illness or injury so you can help save your rabbit's life. Obviously, we can't cover every eventuality.
Q: I have a cat who pees inappropriately on a towel at the back door of our house. We have tried to pick up the towel, but then she pees on the area rug that is right next to the litter box. She has also peed on a cat tree that a coworker gave me. I give them only distilled water.