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At what age can i get my rabbit neutered?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by srhdufe, Aug 14, 2009.


  1. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    As some of you know i will be picking biscuit up on sunday..
    He's a 12 week old minilop..

    How long will i have to wait to get him neutered?
    I will get him neutered, vaccinated & possibly microchipped at the same time...
    How old does he have to be?

    Also, how long will i have to wait after he's been "done" to find him a neutered girlfriend?

    I just want to make i dont do anything wrong
     
  2. Ty-bo

    Ty-bo PetForums Senior

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    Hi Biscuit is about the same age as Cecil so I have been looking into this also. Im no expert as Im new to all this myself but I did read last night they can be done as soon as their 'plums' have dropped!
    Im sure someone knowledgeable will be along soon ;)
     
  3. Ty-bo

    Ty-bo PetForums Senior

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    Oh, and I think its a minimum of 6 weeks to wait before looking for a girlfriend :eek:
     
  4. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    At my nearest vets they say it will cost £56.20 for him to be neutered, but i have to wait another couple of months...

    Vaccinations are £18 and £14.25
    Microchipping is £20...

    I have rang a few but none of the others seem bothered about rabbits, i got a "just a rabbit" response! :cursing:
     
  5. crofty

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    Normally they are done from 4 months old but yes their plums have to have dropped! :) They stay fertile for up top six weeks post op so id weait at least that long before you introduce a doe... a spayed doe would be easier to bond anyway though and you could if you wanted introduce them earlier if she was done... but he should be alot calmer after 6 weeks :)

    Makesure you go to a rabbit savvy vet most are useless with buns and a specialist is worth their weight. My buck cost me £65 but they kept him overnight as a routine thing for pain control and to makesure he poo'd etc.
     
  6. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I was going to get a spayed doe for him from the RSPCA...
    He's an indoor bun at the min but once he's had his vaccinations and been microchipped, can he go outside?
    I was hoping to put him in a hutch i got off of freecycle...
     
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    Yes, he can go outside in a secure hutch and run. :D
     
  8. crofty

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    Yep he can go outside :) sounds great.
     
  9. emzybabe

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    Wish my vets had kept my rabbit in over night, a half decent vets makes so much difference
     
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