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Last Post by bunnytowne at 1/01/2010 5:48 PM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline Frankz
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12/29/2009 3:56 PM

Okay..I need some help. I feel like such a bad bunny mom.

 

When we got Sunny, she was already 1 1/2. And I heard that buns are supposed to be spayed/neutered by 6 months.

 

I've tried to explain how important spaying is to my mom, and while she seems convinced I don't think she's listening-I don't think she sees the point.

I already have tons of responsibilities-especially in school, so it's hard for me to get any money.

 

My mom says we'll get it done soon-some time in January.

 

Is 3yrs. old too late? I just feel so terrible .


User is Offline Cassandra
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12/29/2009 4:12 PM
Surgery is actually riskier with a younger bun. I'm not positive, but I think that females can still get spayed at any age. The earlier the better. So I think that 3 years would be fine. Heck, my friend's bun was neutered when he was 8 years. The HRS says to have a thorough check-up before any surgeries with a bun over 2 years old. While your bun has the check-up you should ask the vet if he/she thinks your bun is healthy enough for a spay.
Here's more information: http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/...euter.html
Don't kill yourself. I think your bun will be okay. And waiting a little longer till January wouldn't be bad, but you should make sure she gets spayed as soon as you can. Most female rabbits will get uterine cancer before they're four years of age. So you don't want to wait.
Good luck!

User is Offline jerseygirl
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12/29/2009 5:43 PM
Cassandra, you're going to make a great bunny parent one day!

Frankki, 3 yrs old is not to late. Often with older rabbits they like to do blood tests before just to check things out before going ahead with operation.

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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12/30/2009 12:48 AM

3 years old is not too late and congrats on a wonderful job convincing your mom Parents can be the hardest headed of all sometimes

I've personally seen an 8 year old bun throu it, and if your worried you could do blood workup first but I'm sure at that young age there is no need to worry Better late then never right

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User is Offline Barbie
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12/30/2009 2:38 AM
Oh yay! That's great that your mom is going to help with that! Now, I'm not a vet, but I don't think any age is "too late" as long as the bunny is healthy and able to make it through the surgery (which is why everyone is recommending bloodwork before the spay to make sure she's in good shape). From what I've read, female buns can be spayed AS EARLY AS 6 months old. It's recommended that they're spayed at 6 months to prevent uterine cancer and to avoid any bad behavior caused by hormones, but think about how many bunnies are dumped at the shelter after the owners get tired of their pet store bunny after a year or two.... they all get desexed then. Leroy didn't get neutered until he was a year an a few months (no one knows how old he is exactly) old. Let us know how she does!
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User is Offline Beka27
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12/30/2009 6:14 AM
It's never too late to do the right thing. ;o) Like the others said, make sure to get blood work done. Since she's a little bit older, it will be good to have that info on hand.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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12/30/2009 1:17 PM
It's recommended you get them spayed after they are about 6 months, rather than before. Anytime after that is fine, so don't worry about 3 years old. And it's January day after tomorrow!!!!
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User is Offline bunnytowne
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1/01/2010 5:48 PM

Could be your Mom is having a hard time with xmas and the holidays and waiting til sometime in Jan.  That  should be fine. 

3 years is not too old.   Seems like your Mom is listening and plans on getting it done.   She may need a few more paychecks til she can get it done for you and bun. 

Hang in there.   Best wishes on January.   

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