Rabbit Information

Rabbit care

Neutering Rabbits

Male Rabbits (Bucks)

  • Neuter to prevent spraying of urine
  • Neuter to prevent unwanted pregnancies if you also have a doe 
  • Neuter to make your bunny happier and more relaxed, as a whole male will always be looking for a mate

Male castration is a relative minor operation, removing the testicles.

It can be done at about 4 months as soon as the testicles have descended

It may take up to 6 weeks for hormones to settle down after surgery

The male may remain fertile for up to 3 weeks after surgery

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Female ( Doe ) Spaying 

  • Some females become aggressive as they mature at about 4-6 months of age
  • Spaying may reduce aggression.
  • Spay to prevent unwanted pregnancies
  • It eliminate the risk of uterine cancer in later life
  • Females should not be spayed until after 6 months of age, as it is extensive surgery. 
  • Both the uterus and ovaries are removed
  • This is a more risky operation than the neutering of the male

You may want to weigh up the cost and risk of desexing your doe, with the required benefits 

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After Surgery

If you have two rabbits of the same sex, have them neutered together and do not separate, so they won't need to be re-bonded

If male and female, keep them separated with close access

After the operation the rabbits need clean cage, rest, with a warm blanket to lay on ( 3 days for a male, and 7 days for a female )

The most important thing is to get them eating again. Offer fresh green grass, their favorite vegetables, fresh clean hay, and fresh clean water. If necessary, syringe feed (See your Vet)