What are the benefits of neutering my rabbit?
The obvious benefit is to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Neutering is particularly important if you have a mixed pair; only having one or the other neutered can result in unwanted mounting, fighting and stress.
Neutering can reduce aggressive behaviour in rabbits and also make them easier to house train. There are medical benefits, particularly to females as spaying will prevent uterine tumours.
What is involved in the procedure?
For males the testicles are removed surgically whilst females have the uterus and ovaries removed. Surgery is performed in the morning and most patients recover so quickly that they only stay with us for a few hours and are ready to go home after a light lunch. Outdoor rabbits will need to be kept indoors for 24 hours post operation. We do not usually book rabbits in for routine post operative check ups as we have found that this causes unnecessary stress to them. However, we recommend a post-operative check if you have any concerns, either if you notice a problem or at around 7-10 days post-surgery.
When can I have my rabbit neutered?
From 5 months of age.
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