Question I have a female lop rabbit, and she's been humping her stuffed animal (ew!),and when she does, she makes this odd squealing noise, tightens her grip, and falls over. I know this is male mating behavior, but I'm almost positive she is a female. I've tried determining if she is a male or female myself, but I'm unsure if it is cryptorchids. Is it possible she is *for sure* a female? She is a naturally very dominant and vocal rabbit, because she lives in a barn with other rabbits in their own cages around hers, consisting of (other than her) 3 males and 1 other female. Please help! Thanks!
Answer Dear Kaylee,
It would be very unusual for a female to mount and show the signs of an orgasm/ejaculation as you have described. If you don't see testicles, your bun might indeed have cryptorchids.
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