Rabbit Neutering

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Castrating a male rabbit

Rabbits can be castrated from about 4-6 months old, as they should be sexually mature by that age.

Speying a female rabbit


Rabbits can be speyed from about 4-6 months of age as they should be sexually mature by that age.It can help reduce aggression problems and also prevents uterine cancer.

If you have a mixed pair of rabbits it is more preferable to spey a female rabbit than castrate the male as there are more health advantages to the female.

Other small mammals


Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs can be neutered from about 4 months, as they should be sexually mature by then. It is preferred to castrate the male than spey the female, as there are less potential problems.

Gerbils

Gerbils can be neutered from about 4 months, as they should be sexually mature by then.It is preferred to castrate the male than spey the female, as there are less potential problems.

Ferrets
Sexual maturity – Males 5-9 months, Females spring after birth.  Females can have prolonged seasons if not mated which can cause problems.  If you are not breeding, females should be neutered or presented to a vasectomised male