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I am considering getting a rabbit but I am wondering if I only have one do I need to get it neutered or spayed?

Hi Jon

Yes, I still recommend spaying/neutering. Not only does it eliminate future potentially fatal health problems I.e. testicular tumours, womb infections etc, but it also prevents hormone related attitude problems. That includes serious territorial issues, spraying like a Tom cat etc etc.

You may also find after a while the rabbit really isn't coping alone and does want a bunny friend which means bonding will be easier with yours already done. They really do benefit from a bunny friend! Just watching two interact and you see why.

Hope I helped.



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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries, bonding questions and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue.


I have two 7 year old rescue rabbits and volunteer for a well established rabbit rescue here in the UK, both physically doing cleaning out etc and I am also their events and awareness co-oordinator, helping educate the general public on proper rabbit keeping, this means I have to ensure all information I give is correct and matches current welfare standards.

I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and volunteer for a major rabbit rescue.

I have no formal education on this subject, however read everything I can to keep up to date with current welfare standards and health problems. Both my rabbits have sensitive guts and constantly keep me on my toes.

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