I get at least once a week a call, a text or email asking does Bucks spray??? My goodness, I'm not sure if My bucks are just angels or there is something wrong everywhere else....My bucks do not spray. I had one buck that when I first got him ,he sprayed me and I had a decision to make: kill him or teach him. His Blue eyes were so gorgeous I decided to teach him...but before I could teach him I needed to understand why he was spraying me. What could be making him act like that if all other bucks I had never did? First of all I put him away from my dominant bucks, so if there was a competition going on that would stop...they couldn't really smell each other. But that wasn't it, he continued to test my love for his eyes... I tried to breed him immediately thinking maybe he wants me to know he is lonely, and that kind of helped a little. Then I kept him outside on the playpen a lot. He stopped!!!! he was bored!!! he couldn't stand being locked up all day staring at his hutch.
I came to understand that he was a busy buck, he was always on the go and got bored very easily, once I understood my animal and bonded to him ,he never sprayed again.
I give each buck a "wifey" a stuffed animal that serves as a companion to them, I exercise them a lot and switch all toys often, they respond by keeping their hutch clean and their litter box full.
So to answer your question, when a buck spray in my opinion he is trying to tell you something, he is bored, lonely, anxious, something isn't right! I have had people saying they mark their territory, but I personally think that's a easy excuse to not have to pay attention. What I recommend if you are a breeder is to exercise your bucks, give them toys, and a "wifey". If you are planning to simply adopt one of my babies as a pet, just neuter him at 4-5 months ,as per your Vet recommendation and you will have no problem. Bucks are affectionate and friendly and they make excellent pets, just need to be understood.
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