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Lake Howell Animal Clinic

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856 Lake Howell Road
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 628-8000
Fax: (407) 628-8412

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Our young bunny is so hyper! Will she ever slow down?

Young rabbits are energetic and very curious. After age 1, most bunnies will settle down and have more predictable behaviors. Spaying or neutering your bunny is also important to prevent some health issues and to curtail behavioral issues associated with hormones.

How long will it take for hormonal behavior to stop after my rabbit is spayed or neutered? 

Spaying and neutering improves litter box habits and reduces territorial aggression, mounting and spraying. One classic sign of hormonal behavior is “honking” where a bunny circles your legs and emit a soft honking sound. Lunging and growling can also be signs of hormonal behavior that will abate after a spay or neuter. Some rabbits also “hump” as a form of masturbation - it could be a toy, a ball... or your leg. Bear in mind though that humping can also be a non-sexual behavior, regardless of whether or not the bunny has been altered, and is usually seen in rabbit introductions. In this case, humping is used to establish dominance and determine the alpha bunny in the relationship. Both males and females may hump in this circumstance.

After your pet is spayed or neutered, it usually takes about 2 weeks for sexual activity to begin to decrease. In boys, it generally takes about 2 months for sexual activity to cease completely. In females, the time frame may be as short as 2 weeks in females although it may take up to 4 months and, in rare instances, up to 8 months, in large breed rabbits. 

Adapted from information provided by LafeberVet.com


Veterinary Services

Welcome to Lake Howell Animal Clinic

"Your pet’s health and well-being is our number one concern."

Your Dog, Cat, and Exotics Veterinarian in Maitland, FL
Call us at (407) 628-8000

Veterinary Services:
  • Medical Care

  • Dental Care

  • Orthopedics

  • Surgery

  • Spay/Neuter

  • Critical Care

  • Vaccinations

  • Boarding

  • Diet & Nutrition

  • Referrals

  • Education

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.


We like the knowledge of both Dr.Diaz and Dr.Perez so much- we moved from another clinic we had been with for ten years. I highly recommend them both.

- Robin L. / Maitland, FL

I can say with much certainty that not many will do what you (Dr.Diaz) did for me. Not many are out there who have so much benevolence in their heart to help out others, particularly in the medical profession. My heart is filled with thankfulness towards you. I would also like to thank your staff which is equally as loving and caring. They showed tremedous sensitivity towards me and dealt with me in kindness.

- Vijai T. / Maitland, FL

Dr Perez has been the vet for my 3 dogs for over 5 years and I can't say enough good things about her care and the well being she has for my pups. Nancy is also very knowledgeable and wonderful. She takes the time needed to answer all my questions and gives me the best course of action when they're ill.

- Janis L. / Orlando, FL

Office Hours



Our clinic will have the following hours of operation for the week of the Thanksgiving holiday:

Monday, November 20................8am-5pm
  *Boarders drop off/pick up between 8am-4pm*
Tuesday, November 21................8am-5pm
  *Boarders drop off/pick up between 8am-4pm*
Wednesday, November 22..........7am-1pm
  *Boarders drop off/pick up no later than 11:00am**
Thursday, November 23..............CLOSED
Friday, November 24...................CLOSED

Saturday, November 25..............8am-1pm
  *Boarders drop off/pick up no later than 11:00am**


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  • 856 Lake Howell Road Maitland, FL 32751
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