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Neutering or spaying your rabbit
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Rabbit advice: why you should neuter your pet

There are lots of reasons why neutering or spaying is a good idea

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It's a good choice for you and your rabbit

Neutering a male rabbit means removing its testes, while the equivalent procedure in a female is called spaying – the removal of the reproductive organs. Either way, it is a routine procedure that your vet can perform. Not only does it stop your rabbit breeding, it can also help it live a longer, healthier life with a reduced risk of cancer and urinary tract infections.

Neutering a male rabbit

Ask Vets4Pets about neutering your male pet when it is between three and five months old, as it can help stop your rabbit becoming aggressive when it’s older, or spraying urine. It’s a good idea to keep your pet away from female rabbits for up to three weeks after the operation.

Spaying a female rabbit

At Vets4Pets, we recommend your female rabbit should be spayed between the ages of four and six months old. If you don’t have it done, your pet can grow up to be aggressive and territorial, even scratching or biting you! Spaying also reduces the risk of uterine cancer once your rabbit is an adult.

An easier life

Neutered or spayed rabbits are calmer and easier to manage, which makes it easier for you to handle and care for them, and for the rabbits themselves to bond to other rabbits. It is also a responsible decision as it prevents over-population, and while baby bunnies are very cute, the UK’s rabbit shelters are always full.