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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Too young to neuter?
Last Post by BB at 12/06/2012 8:17 PM (36 Replies)
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User is Offline AnnaNutBread
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11/15/2012 7:03 AM
Great tip!  I'll print it out too.  And what's that toy your buns are playing with in your picture?  I am trying to find ways to entertain the bun during the day =)

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/16/2012 6:58 PM
I know the feeling! My buns are quite difficult to entertain! It's a wicker ball with a bell inside! Ha! They loved tossing it around. We picked it up at PetSmart or Petco (I think they have them at both) for like $3!
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User is Offline AnnaNutBread
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11/25/2012 9:12 AM
We went to the vet yesterday and the vet says that our bun is most likely 3 months and is all set for neuter. She trusts the clinic we chose and we're all set for the neuter on Tuesday!

Thank you everyone for all your help!

User is Offline tanlover14
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11/25/2012 12:44 PM
Ah! Good luck with your neuter and let us all know how he comes out and if you have any questions!
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11/26/2012 10:04 AM
Sounds good - keep us posted!
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User is Offline AnnaNutBread
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11/29/2012 3:12 PM
Oh forgot to keep you all posted!

The fur around his eyes looks like there's gel on them (I did a search on binkybunny already on that!), I wiped it with a wet cloth and he's been trying to clean it out.

His appetite has been back the day we brought him home, he loves his Oxbow veggie treats, he actually tried chewing through the bag, but I took it away from him before he could actually break off a piece.

I have been checking his incisions and they said they made an incision and then put glue on top? It looks swollen down there, but that hasn't stopped the bun from walking back and forth and chewing/digging at his cardboard box.

Thanks to everyone again for your help! I actually went to the petstore my neighbor bought him from and the petstore lady was actually offended when I told her that the bun wasn't a full Holland lop, but actually has some Netherland dwarf in there, not that I care about his breed or the pedigree. =) She also was shocked when I told her the bun had to be 3 months if his testicles have descended. Ohboy

User is Offline BB
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11/30/2012 8:44 PM
Wow...that's wonderful about such a quick recovery. Just be sure to keep him from jumping up on things or becoming too active as he can cause issues with his sutures.Many vets will say keep your bunny from jumping and keep him confined a bit for three days up to a week. (depends on the vet). Did the vet mention this to you?

Also, I wanted to pipe in and say that my bunny Jack wasn't neutered until he was over a year and 1/2 old and he definitely developed some humping and spraying behaviors that became ingrained. Whether that was due to being neutered later or not, I don't know.   (He also fathered a litter --- all this was before I adopted him from a shelter),. The vet also said he had a bigger jaw that was definitely due to the testosterone. I think though that as long as the neuter is done when they testicles descend and weight is suitable for safe anesthesia then whether it's done soon after the testicles descend or a couple of months later probably won't make a huge difference. I am guessing it's the bigger time gaps that make the real difference.

Continued healing vibes for your adorable bunny,

Keep us updated. 


User is Offline AnnaNutBread
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12/01/2012 5:42 AM
Our vet (Dr. Harvey is pretty awesome, since I see you are from the Bay Area!) told us to just keep him in a confined space for awhile, just like you said, so Mr. Bunz gets half of the hallway.

Thanks a lot for your insight! He hasn't started spraying or humping yet, so hopefully this won't happen. He has been running circles around my boyfriend's feet though and will occasionally dig at his head if he's lying down with the buns.

I'll keep you all updated on his behavior as time passes

User is Offline tanlover14
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12/01/2012 6:51 AM
Awwww, I'm so glad he's doing good! Our vet did the same with the incision and glue. My little boy didn't stop terrorizing the house either. It was quite the chore to keep him caged so he didn't open anything. And on the 3rd day, he refused to take his medicine anymore. Such a bratty little boy. But I'm proud of him for doing so well! As I'm sure we all are when our little buns have to go through anything!
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
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12/01/2012 7:12 AM
I'm so glad he's doing okay! That gel on the eyes is so their eyes don't dry up during surgery. It bugged me seeing bunji's eyes like that but the vet said he'd groom it off just fine and he did

User is Offline AnnaNutBread
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12/01/2012 4:16 PM
I was checking his incisions today and I felt a bump in his left scrotum. Could there be still testicle in there?? Is that even possible? it's a little lump and it for sure feels like a bead.

User is Offline Roberta
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12/01/2012 4:26 PM
You could give your vet a call and ask.... It is possibly just a little bit of swelling or some internal suture point.
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User is Offline BB
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12/01/2012 9:50 PM

I am guessing it is also some normal swelling, but be sure to check with Dr. Harvey with any concerns.  You have a great vet in Dr. Harvey.   BTW - Dr. Harvey is my vet too!   Has been for a long time.  


User is Offline AnnaNutBread
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12/01/2012 10:14 PM
Thanks! Dr. Harvey doesn't work Sundays-Tuesdays, she actually called my boyfriend today while i was out because he had a question on clicker training and I was like, 'Why didn't you check his scrotum and ask about that?!' I'll have to wait for at least Tuesday and hopefully it is swelling, he flinched a bit when I inspected it, so there's probably pain involved. I will continually to be on scrotum patrol!

And BB, do you just see Dr. Harvey once a year for a checkup (assuming your bun doesn't have any other emergency issues)?

User is Offline BB
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12/02/2012 8:05 AM
LOL on the patrol!
You can still call the office and leave a message for her as she may come in on other days for a particular reason, but not see patients. Or if it is more urgent like a concern about healing properly, then the staff may relay the message to her.

Now it's only once a year and actually I have a check up for Vivian very soon. But before that I think I saw her every few months with my other bunnies throughout the years -- Bailey had e.cuniculi hind leg weakness, Rucy had to have her spurs trimmed, Jack had calcium issue and had a stone removed, so he had to have his urine checked, and Jack's lung cancer etc. So I saw Dr. Harvey regularly over the years. It has been kind of weird this year not having to see her KNOCK ON WOOD! It's only Vivian now and she's been a pretty healthy bunny even for a senior. Though I think she might be having an eye or tooth issue lately which is why I am taking her to the vet.

User is Offline AnnaNutBread
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12/05/2012 10:47 AM
Thanks BB! Since you live in the Bay Area, do you have a good place where I could buy Timothy hay in bulk?

I actually did leave a message with For Paws and they told me that the bump is just swelling, I checked his scrotum this morning and it's gone down. I'm amazed my bun can still tolerate me.

Ohmy! Hopefully no more vet visits for you. Let me know what the verdict is for Vivian, what a cute name.

User is Offline BB
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12/06/2012 8:17 PM

Vivian's name came with her.   She was at the Rabbit Rescue (SaveABunny.org) for two years before I adopted her and she already knew her name, so I didn't change it. 

As far as hay in bulk, I am not help because I just shop from the binkybunny store.    You can try the House Rabbit Society in Richmond, they may sell hay in bulk there.  

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