Across all species the common reason for neutering is population control and as such the practice encourages neutering as part of responsible pet ownership. There are many reasons to advocate neutering in addition to simple population control and there are also some potential pitfalls which should not be disregarded. A summary of the advantages of neutering in rabbits is summarised below.
SPAY - REMOVAL OF THE OVARIES AND THE WOMB IN FEMALE ANIMALS
CASTRATE - REMOVAL OF THE TESTIS IN MALE ANIMALS
In both male and female rabbits neutering can control aggression.
One particular issue in female rabbits is the common development of uterine adenocarcinoma, a malignant cancer of the womb in later life. This is a common cause of death amongst middle aged and older rabbits and is preventable by spaying.
Neutering of male and female rabbits can be carried out from 4 months of age. Neutering male rabbits can reduce aggression, urine spraying and make house training easier.