At What Age Can I Have My Rabbit Spayed or Neutered?

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You can have your pet rabbit spayed or neutered at about the age the rabbit reaches the age of sexual maturity. For the majority of rabbits, this means at about 4-6 months of age. Giant breeds of rabbits may reach maturity a couple of months later, so the surgery might be done a little later in these breeds if necessary.

An immature rabbit will have structures that are not well developed, making the surgery more difficult (and in males, ​the testicles do not even descend until about 3 months).

You should consult with your vet about the proper age to do your particular rabbit. With males especially, your vet should be able to tell from a quick examination whether your bunny is ready by the presence or absence of testicles in the scrotum, but a general exam can give your vet a good idea about the maturity of your rabbit and readiness for surgery. If your rabbit is 4 months or older and exhibiting behavioral changes that include increased aggression or marking behavior, he or she is ready to be neutered or spayed!

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