The problem with rabbits is their ability to be efficient breeders. They rapidly produce large numbers of young whenever the possibility arises. The gestation period is around thirty days and so multiple litters per year will occur. Neutering of the male rabbit (buck) involves the removal of the testicles and in the female (doe) of the ovaries and uterus. There are several benefits to neutering:
Rabbits are gregarious animals that like to live together. You can happily mix rabbits of both sexes when neutered. They tend to get on better and fight less making a more harmonious group, and of course, there will be NO unwanted baby bunnies if they are neutered!
Neutered rabbits tend to make better pets and are easier for owners to handle. This is an important consideration with young children.
20% of entire female rabbits develop uterine or ovarian cancer later in life. This is prevented by early neutering.
Rabbits have an increased risk with anaesthesia. Isabelle Vets has a 97% success rate, well above the national statistics. A male rabbit carries a lower risk than a female rabbit for neutering.