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tracy08
05-03-2009, 06:01 PM
Im worried about them breedding before i can re-home them as i have heard that rabits can start as little as three months old, I was thinking of getting maes done first if i keep any. Then looking into getting the females done. What you think. What age can i get them done at?

Jack's-Jane
05-03-2009, 06:25 PM
You need to seperate the boys from the girls at 10-12 weeks

The boys can be neutered as soon as their 'bits' have dropped, usually around 14-16 weeks.

The girls can be spayed at 5-6 months.

tracy08
05-03-2009, 06:26 PM
Thank you very much x

devoted2buns
05-03-2009, 06:43 PM
i'd ask your vets as my vets wont neuter boys until they are 5 months old and wont neuter females until they are 6 months old.

tracy08
05-03-2009, 06:55 PM
Right so i suppose it depends on the vet then, but at least i know now that i need to seperate them between 10-12 weeks old,Im hopeing the vet can tell me what they are lol at the moment they look the same to me,

Fairy13
05-03-2009, 06:58 PM
Really depends on your vet and the size of th buns I think. I had a group of 5 boys from the same litter all neutered at about 13 weeks! My vet has speyed a girl for me from 4 months old but they do all vary.
As Jane says just make sure boys are separated from girls at 10-12 weeks. (i'd go with 10 to be sure!) x

tracy08
05-03-2009, 07:02 PM
cheers

devoted2buns
05-03-2009, 07:04 PM
Really depends on your vet and the size of th buns I think. I had a group of 5 boys from the same litter all neutered at about 13 weeks! My vet has speyed a girl for me from 4 months old but they do all vary.
As Jane says just make sure boys are separated from girls at 10-12 weeks. (i'd go with 10 to be sure!) x

wish my vet did do it at 13 weeks, i got baby boys and have had to take one out because he was starting fights :roll:

tracy08
05-03-2009, 07:07 PM
what age are your then before he will do them?

devoted2buns
05-03-2009, 07:11 PM
what age are your then before he will do them?

5 months :roll:

bunnyhopper
05-03-2009, 07:17 PM
Right so i suppose it depends on the vet then, but at least i know now that i need to seperate them between 10-12 weeks old,Im hopeing the vet can tell me what they are lol at the moment they look the same to me,

Hopefully a rabbit savvy vet will sex them for you, but mistakes have been made!!!
Whereabouts in the country are you, as some RU members are good at sexing buns if you live near one....

tracy08
05-03-2009, 07:20 PM
5 months :roll:

wow

Im in manchester. Dont want to sound thick but whats a rabbit savvy? Do you mean a santuary place?

devoted2buns
05-03-2009, 07:22 PM
wow

Im in manchester. Dont want to sound thick but whats a rabbit savvy? Do you mean a santuary place?

rabbit savvy means a vet who specilises in rabbits.

tracy08
05-03-2009, 07:26 PM
i see. biscandmatt1 suggested a vet to me, hes seeing Thumper tomorrow to be neutered. They did say to leave taking 'mum' and babies for a while hopefully not too long from the sounds of it though lol

bunnyhopper
05-03-2009, 07:27 PM
wow

Im in manchester. Dont want to sound thick but whats a rabbit savvy? Do you mean a santuary place?

Many vets don't know much about rabbits, and the RU folk on here always advise bunny owners to try to find their best 'rabbit savvy' vet - one who knows what they are doing.
Ask your local practise for their best rabbit vet!

devoted2buns
05-03-2009, 07:30 PM
you can phone the rabbit welfare fund and they will tell you of your local rabbit savvy vet, mine is over an hour away but well worth it as my vet didnt seem to have a clue. Most of the time, people on here know more than the non rabbit vets do!!

tracy08
05-03-2009, 07:30 PM
Will ask him tomorrow. Want to make sure everything is ok

ightenhill
08-03-2009, 11:40 AM
Need to get ours checked as soon..somone told me they arent active until 6 mths which is clearly wrong... :shock: