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    Quote Originally Posted by DemiS View Post
    I took my boys to the vets when they were 4 months and the vet said wait until their balls dropped, unfortunately they started fighting a few days before they were due to be neutered. I knew it was a little bit riskier doing it early but because we needed to rebond them as soon as possible we did it as early as we could. If you're not in a rush to bond him then you could wait a little longer. Also sometimes they can retract their bits, when I first saw that they'd dropped I looked again the next day and one had disappeared, I was very confused but the vet said it's fine and they can still neuter
    I loved it when they retracted their bits during prep. Was always so funny.


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    My vet prefers to do boy bunnies at 4 months rather than as soon as their balls drop at 3 months-ish, as she says a few weeks stretching of the testicle sack means that the wound closes up and heals more easily. Similarly she prefers to do females at 5-6 months so the uterus is a bit bigger and the op is less fiddly - hence shorter op time and less chance of adhesions or other complications, but before they've got old enough for a load of uterine fat to have formed. She will do them earlier if it's necessary or particularly desirable in the circumstances, but would rather wait a bit. So I don't think that it's always a case that a good vet will do it early and a bad vet will want to wait longer; sometimes good vets have good reason for wanting to wait a bit longer if possible If there are other reasons to question the competence of the vet with rabbit medicine/surgery of course, then changing vets would always be a sensible idea!
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    I've had two boys neutered, Boris was older as we found him as a stray. He came back and was bouncing around as normal, couldn't tell anything had been done! He did suffer from a little infection after but just a quick course of antibiotics sorted that. Jake was 5 months and was also the same, straight back to his usual self. I think people tend to agree males bounce back generally quicker than females, so try not to worry.

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    Find a rabbit savvy vet, most will neuter once testicles defend a d the rabbit is at least 1kg in weight

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