5 Reasons to Neuter Your Bunny
Rabbits are the third most commonly impounded and killed animal in shelters across the U.S. Even more rabbits are
abandoned outside, where they suffer a cruel death.
Unspayed female rabbits have a greater than 50% probability of developing cancer. A well-behaved, neutered rabbit is more
likely to be kept safe indoors. Indoor rabbits have a longer lifespan than rabbits kept outdoors.
Before neuter, rabbits may spray urine, refuse to use a litter box, and engage in territorial behavior such as boxing or biting.
Unspayed females may have “false pregnancies,” whimper, gather hay and pull out their hair to make a nest. These can go on
and on... longer than a real pregnancy!
Unneutered males often engage in non-stop mounting behavior. Unaltered rabbits are more likely to fight and injure or kill other rabbits.
After neuter, almost all rabbits will stop spraying and learn to use a litter box.
Domestic rabbits are social animals and form lifelong bonds. Nothing provides better company to a rabbit than another neutered rabbit. Neutered rabbits also tend to form a more civil relationship with humans and other animals in the home.
Litter box-trained rabbits are given more freedom in the home; more space makes for a happier bunny. Freed from the frustration of surging hormones, the neutered rabbit can enjoy a calm life with a rabbit friend.