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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Question on Neutering
Last Post by kreestole at 12/02/2012 11:37 AM (14 Replies)
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User is Offline Luve, Priscilla
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11/04/2012 10:45 PM

So Yuki is at the age where he is to be neutered and I wanted to ask a question before I take him in.

When I first got Yuki, he wasn't very nice and was actually quite a brat- now that he's a bit older, he is suchhh a sweetheart! He lets me groom him without a fuss, cut his nails, pick him up, hold him, pet him...he's just a darling. I know that people say their personalities change after they get fixed. So my real question here is, well...will he still have the sweet personality after he gets the procedure done or will he turn into angry/psycho bunny? I'll admit...I'm scared Yuki won't be the same (though I know it must be done)..any input/ advice is appreciated!


User is Offline lmais
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11/05/2012 1:01 AM
Ruby was the same way as a baby. Once I had her spayed she wouldn't sleep on me anymore or let me hold her for too long. But she's still just as loving, she'll lie next to me, let me groom her as long as I want pet her etc. She never did like getting her nails cut and that stayed the same lol so no input there. She's still very happy to be around me though, binkying and flopping everywhere and although she doesn't like being held as much she started giving TONS of kisses.

User is Offline Elrohwen
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11/05/2012 8:12 AM
I think female personalities can change after being fixed, but they typically end up nicer and less territorial.

Lots of bunny personality changes are due to adolescents, not being fixed, though they happen at a similar time so lots of people aren't sure which was the cause. I wouldn't worry. I don't know any male bunnies whose basic personalities changed post-neuter.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline LoveChaCha
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11/05/2012 8:21 AM
I have a female so I don't know how much this will help, but it helped calm her down and she slowly opened up to me more. The hormones get in the way of many things between a rabbit and its slave! So I'm happy to hear that he will be neutered

My girl went from hormonal to bossy, and loving. She is extremely territorial of her condo, but that is normal for a bunny to do that.
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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11/06/2012 1:09 AM
I didn't find my boy's personalities changed after neutering.
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User is Offline AnnaNutBread
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11/06/2012 7:24 AM
This is an interesting topic! My bun will be neutered at the end of December or sooner, depending on when those things drop, but I did not know there may be a personality change! *crosses fingers* to him not nipping at clothing

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/06/2012 3:13 PM
Neither of my boys personalities changed at all after neutering.

My girl however became much more friendly and A LOT more curious in interacting with me.
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User is Offline Luve, Priscilla
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11/06/2012 4:25 PM
Thanks to everyone for their input :]
It pretty much seems that girls personality change more than boys do- which is great for me because I just love his personality now. I think the major set back for me (in my head) was the fear of him changing on me lol
I'm at ease now though XD

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/07/2012 6:39 AM
Also, if he tends to be BLAH for a day or two don't worry -- he 'll be back to normal directly after! My boy bun came home and gobbled up all the food in his cage but then as the Metacam wore off he got a little grouchy. But the next day he was back to his normal self: banging on everything and begging to come out! So don't worry! Also, I would make sure you get some Metacam for his pain so you can keep him comfortable! I'm not sure how they do neuters in Japan so I figured you may need to ask your vet for some, as I know some American vets don't give the pain meds to bring home unless you ask!
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User is Offline Malp_15
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11/07/2012 10:02 AM
Both my boys were sweet before being neutered, but the neutering took all the hormonal behaviour away and calmed them down enough to want to actually sit around and be loved. Whereas before they were more interested in what was going on around them, then hanging out with me for extended periods of time.

if Yuki seems to get hormonal or act a little crazier post neuter for a few weeks, don't worry! He will calm down! Both of mine were kind of little dinks for a few weeks while their hormones went crazy and then they chilled right out.

User is Offline Sarita
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11/07/2012 10:22 AM
They get better and honestly the change is personality is due more to their age than the fact they got neutered or spayed.

But to be honest it's been so long since I've had a young bun that I cannot remember what they were like before they were altered.

User is Offline Stickerbunny
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11/07/2012 10:27 AM
Powder changed for about a month, he became a little terror bun on me and wanted to chewchewchew and didn't care much for me. After his hormone surge died down though after a month he went back to his normal self of sleeping in the bed with me and wanting to be pet for 20m+ at a time. lol

User is Offline eggobunny
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11/08/2012 2:22 PM
Besides becoming less aggressive and no longer spraying, my bunny Eggo's personality stayed the same post-neuter

User is Offline buddyboo
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11/17/2012 12:03 PM
My male bunny (now 1yr 2mths) calmed down quite a bit after being neutered. Before he did not really like to be handled or petted, but now he is fine with it and really enjoys it. He actually started spraying our cat before (weird, I know) so we had it done when he was about 6 months old and luckily that stopped!

User is Offline kreestole
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12/02/2012 11:37 AM

I worried about the SAME thing before I got Oswald neutered.  He was a breeder/4H bunny and about a year old when I got him.  We saw him at our county fair and he was the sweetest bunny ever, my kids fell in love.  I contacted the lady afterwards because she saw us gushing over his personality and mentioned he was for sale.  She let us play with him in her living room, he didn't seem super hormonal.  I never doubted I wouldn't get him neutered, but after I got him I worried his personality might change because he was soooo lovey and sweet...and also smitten and obsessed with me! After a few days to let him settle in, he was pooing all over outside the cage and humping my arm and circling me and nipping me.  I knew this was all hormonal, so I went ahead with the neuter.  He became sort of a little terror for a few weeks (last surge of hormones) and didn;t want anything to do with me unless I was feeding him.  But after that subsided, he went back to sweet and lovey, coming to me for attention and pets without the hormone crazed circling and nipping/humping.  He's not much different, same sweetie without the crazy behavior.  I think your bun will come out just great and you may even notice after his hormone surge is over that he might even be better because there won;t be any hormonal stuff anymore, you may not have even noticed it before.

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