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Why do rabbits spray?

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Both wild and tame rabbits spray urine to mark their territory due to hormonal urges. This behavior can often be curbed by spaying or neutering the rabbit.

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If the rabbit cannot be spayed or neutered, extra litter boxes can be placed inside the cage to catch any excess urine that is sprayed. Urine spraying can also be a behavioral issue that occurs because a rabbit does not feel comfortable in its surroundings. Acclimating the rabbit to any changes that have occurred can help alleviate the urine spraying.

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