One of the most important decisions you can make for the health and well-being of your rabbit is to have them spayed or neutered by an experienced rabbit veterinarian.  


  • Altered rabbits make better companions as they are calmer, more loving, and more dependable once the urge to mate has been removed
  • Altered rabbits are healthier and live longer than unaltered rabbits
  • Eliminate the risk of reproductive cancer (>85% in unspayed females)
  • Litter box training becomes easier and more reliable in altered rabbits
  • Although destructive behaviors (chewing, digging) may continue, they are less prone after surgery 
  • Altered rabbits are less likely to show aggressive behaviors (biting, lunging, growling, fighting)
  • Allows bonding rabbits together after hormonal surges resolve approximately 8 weeks after surgery (click here for bonding rabbits)
  • Prevent pregnancy.  Rabbits are frequently sexed wrong, and rescues and shelters are overwhelmed with unwanted rabbits.


As soon as testicles descend, usually at 3 1/2 to 4 months of age.

As soon as a female becomes sexually mature, usually around 4 months of age, but many veterinarians prefer to wait until they are 6 months old because surgery is riskier on a younger rabbit.


1.   “Spay/Neutering.” Wisconsin House Rabbit Society,     

2.  “Spaying and Neutering Basics.” Foundation,