Rabbit Neutering

Find out how neutering can help your Rabbit live a happy, healthy life.


Ever heard the phrase breeding like rabbits? Well, thats not the only reason to neuter your little friend.

Why should I have my Rabbit neutered?
  • Can help with excessive, or unacceptable, aggressive or sexual behaviour towards people and inanimate objects.
  • It prevents mating with family members, which is known to increase the risk of newborns with birth defects and deformities.
  • Vet fees for problems during, or after, pregnancy and birth can be expensive.
  • Females:
    • When females come into season, they secrete pheromones that attract the male, this attention can often be unwanted or aggressive.
    • It prevents false pregnancies, which can cause depression/behaviour changes, anorexia, lethargy, swollen/infected mammary glands and milk production.
    • Unneutered females are at risk of mammary tumours, uterus infections and cancers.
  • Males:
    • Unneutered males are at risk of testicular and prostate cancer.
    • It can help with aggressive behaviour in males which also reduces fighting.
Neutering procedure
  • Females are spayed – this means the womb and the ovaries are removed.
  • Males are castrated – this means their testicles are removed.
  • Your rabbit will need to stay with us for the day. Their operation will be carried out under general anaesthetic. Animals usually recover quickly but may be a little quieter than normal for a few days.
  • If we haven’t seen your rabbit before we like to carry out a free, pre-operative examination to make sure there are no health issues that may cause concern, and answer any questions you may have.
  • On the day of the surgical procedure, your rabbit will be admitted by an experienced nurse who will go through a consent form with you and your rabbit’s care schedule for the day.
  • Effective pain management speeds an animal’s recovery following surgery. That’s why we ensure that all surgical procedures are administered with at least two different types of pain killer before anaesthetic to optimise the effects. If needed, your rabbit will also have pain killers to be given at home for a few days.
  • At discharge the nurse or vet will fully explain all after care instructions and dispense a recovery food pack and a buster collar if needed.

Please call us to book your free pre-neutering check appointment where we will health check your rabbit and answer any questions you may have.