Do not wait too long! Rabbits live for 10 years, if you prevent bad behaviors and diseases when they are 4-5 months of age by getting them spayed or neutered,they will be happier and healthier.
Here on the video below these nice ladies mention to spay at 6 months. That is too late on my opinion specially if you have multiple. I would consult your exotic pet vet and ask how early would he recommend.
Surgeries are easier in younger rabbits. Children can enjoys baby rabbits without breeding them, just visit a local farm or breeder! It is very hard to find excellent forever homes for rabbits after they are older and most people are not prepared to spend money to get them fixed.
Do rabbits really need to be fixed?
Well intended but uniformed people may believe that pet rabbits do not need to be fixed, especially if you are only adopting one of them. That's far from the truth though. When rabbits reproductive organs are not being used in breeding they should be removed to prevent diseases such as mammalian glands, ovarian, and uterine cancers in females. Males will stop marking their territory and stop fights due to sexual aggression after being fixed. The benefits of getting a rabbit fixed is much greater then just prevent pregnancy, it can help rabbits to become a better companions. Rabbits that are spayed or neutered also become much better in using the litter box and stop dropping their "pellets" everywhere.
If you can't afford to have your rabbit spayed or neutered, then you can't afford to have a rabbit is just that simple.
How early should I call My Vet?
In my opinion, you should call your vet and discuss the surgery including costs Prior to buying a rabbit, that way you will be able to asses your finances and calculate the costs of buying a rabbit. Baby rabbits grow very fast and they become sexually mature at 4-5 months developing various natural behaviors that can be very obnoxious to us humans. Each year many baby rabbits are sold to uneducated buyers just because they are cute, many breeders and pet stores lack to tell their buyers how important it is to have their pets spayed and neutered and when the babies become teenagers they are often abandoned or sent to shelters because they become shy or aggressive. How much longer are we going to blame these poor animals for being themselves? It is the breeder's responsibility to educate their buyers on what to expect and to prepare them to what is like to house a teenage or sexual mature rabbit. Babies are cute but they grow up fast! Rabbits must to be spayed or neutered in order to continue to be cuddly and tame.
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