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Why Does My Rabbit Pee on Me?


A bunny sitting on the carpet staring upwards

Rabbits are cute and affectionate pets to have in a home. Depending on their mood for the day, they can be independent, playful, or aloof. Bunnies also have personalities that are not fun and not a good attitude for some bun parents. It's when your pet rabbit pees on you. Have you experienced that before? How did you stop your bunny from doing that?


If your bunny is peeing on you out of fear or stress, there's no need to panic; it may just be time for training or behavioral modification therapy sessions. And if it's because your bunny doesn't feel comfortable going into its litter box? Well, that's an entirely different problem altogether, and we need to solve it!


Why do Rabbits Pee on Their Owners?


Territorial


Rabbits are territorial, and they can mark their territory with urine. Your rabbit will typically pee on you to show you are in its space. If your rabbit does this, it believes you belong there, which is probably a friendly gesture.


However, some rabbits may also pee on people to mark them as their friends or mates—this behavior is considered "spraying" and should be discouraged by keeping your rabbit spayed or neutered.


If your bunny suddenly starts peeing on you more frequently than usual, it's best to bring him/her to the vet for an exam as soon as possible!


Stressed or Fear


Your bunny might pee on you if you try to lift it in the air. Peeing happens because of extreme nervousness and anxiety. You should know if your rabbit is comfortable with you because even though you are the owner, some bunnies find it hard to trust people.


Playfulness


Rabbits are very playful creatures, and urinating on you may be a way for your rabbit to initiate playtime. You can redirect this behavior by offering your bunny another toy or petting them. If the problem persists, it may be helpful to train him to use a litter box as an alternative.

Affection


Your bunny pees on you not because it hates you but because it likes you. The scent of the urine lets you know that your rabbit likes you. Your rabbit's way of showing affection might differ from other pet animals, but the meaning matters. Just do not let this action often happen without correcting it.


Lack of training


Your rabbit pees on you, maybe because you did not potty-train it. That's essential to owning a bunny because it makes the home more manageable when no droppings or pees are everywhere. Nobody wants their bed to get peed on by a cute rabbit. (Know how to litter-train your bunny with the simple video below.)



How do I get my rabbit to stop peeing on me?


As soon as your bunny reaches maturation age (3-6 months), get it neutered/spayed to lessen this behavior and other negative behaviors they will develop while growing, like being destructive. If your rabbit is already fixed but still peeing on you, it's time to teach it how to use the litter box.

Also, if your bunny pees anywhere, clean that part and leave no trace of pee smell. Give your bunny a treat everytime it uses the litter box correctly.

Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits, volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, extensive pet product research, and experienced peers. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about properly taking care of rabbits. Please know that it is still best to visit the vet regularly. For medical emergencies, contact a rabbit-savvy vet. Always observe your rabbits around new products or environmental changes.

Final Thoughts on Why is My Bunny Peeing on Me


Your rabbit may be peeing on you for many reasons, but the essential thing to remember is that your bunny is expressing its feelings. But the situation should be temporary. You must redirect your bunny to the right way and place to pee. You don't have to worry much about the training because pet rabbits are intelligent and can learn a good potty routine.


Remember that even though your bunny is potty-trained, you cannot avoid peeing accidents, so you must also understand it. We mentioned in this blog that it's not always the lack of training but also fear and anxiety.


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