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bumblicious
19-07-2011, 10:23 PM
Hi I am new here.
My bunny is called Bumble and she is ace.
I've just moved so am now thinking about getting her neutered. I am so so nervous and scared about this as you hear stories about bunnies being more delicate than other animals and so you have to be more careful with them etc and if anything happened to her I'd never forgive myself. What are your experiences on neutering? Has your bunny been ok? Was it a good thing?

Ruthie xxx

Wondergirl
19-07-2011, 10:28 PM
My two girls were quiet for a few days after their spey. They didn't eat for a few hours but I managed to persuade them with dandelions and grated carrot.
They were back to normal after a week and back in their own hutch... Id moved them inside the house after their op.

bumblicious
19-07-2011, 10:30 PM
Do you think they're any different? Like being handled easier?

Ruthie xxx

Wondergirl
19-07-2011, 10:31 PM
They still aren't keen on cuddles but it's certainly helped in terms of them being cleaner and not pooping everywhere. I have very friendly bunnies anyway who love floor cuddles but they have never been fond if being picked up.

happysaz133
19-07-2011, 10:34 PM
I worried too, and I won't tell you its all fluffy and cute, because some bunnies do not make it, and I lost a bunny being done before.

After that, I put off spaying my girls for a LONG time, before I realised, it really is the kindest thing for them, and they way I saw it, better to take the risk of losing them under anaesthetic to uterine cancer.

So I found a better vet and had my girls done there, and there were no problems whatsoever, both came through fine and I wish I had done it sooner :lol: They have changed so much in personality and temprament for the better!

bumblicious
19-07-2011, 10:37 PM
Oh I don't know what to do. I can't bear losing her

Ruthie xxx

happysaz133
19-07-2011, 10:43 PM
Oh I don't know what to do. I can't bear losing her

Ruthie xxx

Honestly, if you have a good vet, it should be fine. This is where RU came in to help, my last vet specialised in agriculture, he was the only vet available and I didn't know any better.

Now I know if you go to a vet who specialises in smaller pets, there's a much higher chance of it going better.

And trust me, uterine cancer is not nice. And think of it this way, if you have her spayed, she can have a husbun :wave: Nothing beats two bunnies grooming each other and in love.

KarenM
19-07-2011, 10:45 PM
There is a slight risk with any op, even with humans. It can be slightly more risky with rabbits but, with a rabbit savvy vet, the risk is still very very small. The great majority on here have had rabbits neutered and losses (although always very sad) are quite few and far between.

How old is Bumble? Uterine cancer in unspayed does is very common indeed and the risk of losing Bumble to cancer far exceeds the risk from having her spayed.

There is a good thread here (http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?t=267127) to help you ensure your vet is rabbit savvy (there is a link at the bottom of that post that deals specifically with neutering questions too) and you could also start a new thread asking people if they can recommend a good vet in your area.

bumblicious
19-07-2011, 10:51 PM
Oh thanks for this
I might ring the vets up tomorrow and ask them some things
Whhich section should I start teh thread in about vets in my area cos that might be useful to know.
Bumble was born in October last year. I love her so much

Ruthie xxx

KarenM
19-07-2011, 11:01 PM
Whhich section should I start teh thread in about vets in my area cos that might be useful to know.

I would say either health or rabbit chat. :)

Bunnies worm their way into your heart very quickly. :love: I'd love to see some pics of Bumble. :D:D

bumblicious
19-07-2011, 11:04 PM
:)
I tried to put one on my avatar but I resized it to 80 I think ti has to be but it's still not working it keeps saying unable to save picture. mmmm

Ruthie xxx

KarenM
19-07-2011, 11:07 PM
There's a problem with avatars at the moment I think, Ruthie. You can post photos in a thread though, if you have them on photobucket or a similar hosting site. ;):)

bumblicious
19-07-2011, 11:10 PM
oh that explains it then!
Cool thanks will get some pictures tomorrow :)

Ruthie xxx