The Benefits of Neutering Your Rabbits
One obvious benefit of neutering your rabbits is not having to deal with litters of tiny buns!
Rabbits can reach sexual maturity at 6 months, so if you do have a mixed pair, you need to be aware of the risk of unwanted pregnancies (and they can have multiple litters in a short space of time!).
There are major health benefits to neutering too – in females, spaying eliminates the chance of uterine cancer, which is common in bunnies over the age of 2.
It can also make house training easier.
Behaviorally, neutering is important because most rabbits live in pairs. In a mixed pair both rabbits should be neutered, otherwise your male bunny may hump his partner and an un-neutered female with a castrated male can suffer from false pregnancies and aggression.
In same sex pairs neutering, both rabbits will stop territorial behaviour (such as spraying in males) and it can reduce overall aggression towards their owner and hutch partner, making bonding easier.
Rabbits can be neutered from 5 months of age. Patients are dropped off to us in the morning and home by early afternoon. We like to make their stay as stress free as possible so we welcome hutch buddies to come along for moral support and for owners to bring along some favourite snacks and toys.
If you’d like to learn more about rabbit neutering, please call us at the surgery on 01435 864422 to speak to a member of our team.