Reasons to Neuter Your Rabbit

Reasons To Neuter Your Rabbit
Last Updated: November 23, 2018

Deciding Whether To Neuter Your Rabbit?

This article explores 10 reasons why you should get your rabbit neutered.

Deciding whether to neuter your rabbit is an important decision that should be carefully considered. This article brings you some of the most important reasons for getting your rabbit neutered.

Reasons To Neuter Your Rabbit

Scientifically there are plenty of health benefits that can arise from having your rabbit neutered. Below we have listed 10 great reasons to neuter your rabbit.

1. Controlled Reproduction

Uncontrolled rabbit reproduction can lead to unwanted rabbits being abused or deserted.

2. Reduced Aggression

Male rabbits are less likely to be aggressive after being neutered.

3. Easier To Train

Tasks like litter training your rabbit become easier as your rabbit is more able to channel it’s focus.

4. Health Benefits

Up to 80% of unsprayed female rabbits can develop uterine cancer by the age of 5.

5. Spraying

Un-neutered male rabbits are known to frequently spray urine.

6. Mix Better

Rabbits of both genders are known to behave better when being mixed together once they are sprayed and neutered.

7. False Pregnancies

Female rabbits that aren’t sprayed have false pregnancies which can be extremely stressful.

8. Better Companions

Neutered and sprayed rabbits are more friendly and pleasant to be around for other rabbits and their owners.

9. Violence

Rabbits are much less likely to be violent after being neutered. Common acts of rabbit violence include biting and scratching.

10. Sexual Urges

A Rabbits sexual frustration is eliminated after being sprayed or neutered.

Final Thoughts On Reasons To Neuter Your Rabbit

As a caring rabbit owner, deciding whether to neuter your rabbit is your decision to make. Despite this article being based around reasons for neutering rabbits, we aren’t advising that everyone should neuter their rabbits.

At the end of the day, it’s a decision that should be made on a case by case basis.

We hope this has helped you understand some of the reasons for neutering your rabbit. For tips on mixing male and female rabbits why not head over to this post.