pet health


Question by  catlover76 (33)

If I put a baby male rabbit in the same cage with an adult male rabbit, will the adult hurt the baby?


Answer by  lcapurro812 (237)

Although rabbits are typically non-aggressive animals, it may be safer to place them in seperate cages. The adult male will most likely not display nurturing behavior towards the baby like a female might and this could possibly escalate into annoyance or mildly aggressive behaviors from the adult towards the baby. Both rabbits would benefit from being in separate cages.


Answer by  Tbaby (38)

It depends. All animal behavior is different. A fight can be the cause of many things. Food, water, territory, possesions/toys of animals. It is impossible to tell for sure if a fight and or injury will occur to the baby. Though I find that in most animals if a female is involved a fight will most likely occur.


Answer by  zxq (108)

The adult male rabbit put in same cage with a baby male rabbit, most probably will hurt, or kill the baby rabbit, because it will feel threatened. Un-neutered male rabbits, unless familiarized with each other, will start fighting immediately, until the weaker one is killed. They should be kept in separate cages to prevent such situations.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

It is not always a guaranteed thing, but generally, it's a bad idea to put a male rabbit in a cage with any baby or young rabbit. Rabbits, especially the males, are very territorial, and will generally kill if not seriously hurt/ maim the babies. It may even cause issues between the mother and the male. Avoid if possible!

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