isn't easy to figure out what you have - a boy or a girl. Rabbits know immediately when they meet!
Five Things You Need to Know:
doesn’t always help in identifying the sex of a rabbit.
Mounting is dominance behavior and rabbits will still do this after
neutering or spaying to assert themselves (both males and females).
males and females will spray urine, dig and act aggressive as they enter puberty.
will take 6 weeks after neutering to be completely without testosterone in their
system. If you have an unspayed female, please be sure to separate.
Females have an 85% of having uterine cancer by age 5 years of age if they
are not spayed. For the sake of the health of your female rabbit, please
have them spayed and give them 10 days or two weeks to recover before putting
them back in the same cage with another rabbit. (You can house them next
to another rabbit, however, be sure to put a few inches between the cages.)
SEXING YOUNG RABBITS:
If you put some slight
pressure above the sexual organs you will see either a circle or slit.
In an adult rabbit, it will be clear to tell what sex rabbit you
have. The male has a circle
the way, I have never seen a clerk in a pet store sex a rabbit correctly or
accurately. If you want a rabbit, adopt from a knowledgeable rabbit rescue
organization or humane society. Rosemary Rabbit, my Harlequin female, was
sold to me as a "dwarf neutered male Rex." I know it was
entirely wrong when I took at look at her in the store. She was a 3 month old unspayed female Harlequin breed rabbit from a pet store in Minnesota. She had already been returned by
her first purchaser according to the clerk because she was "too wild."
"Fix Your Rabbit"
page on this web site for reasons why this needs to be done!
are few links that explain sexing rabbits:
Sexing a Rabbit
How to Sex a Rabbit
Sexing Rabbits and Scent Glands
your rabbits neutered and spayed for medical reasons, to avoid unwanted litters
and to have a pet than can be litter box trained easier plus reduce aggressive
behavior and spraying!
Spaying & Neutering Your Pet Rabbit: What Happens &
Rabbit Network: Why Spay Your Rabbit
To Breed or Not to Breed by Dana Krempels, Ph.D,
Rabbit Neuter with Surgery Photos - Long Beach Animal Hospital
Rabbit Spay with Surgery Photos -
Long Beach Animal Hospital
Haremones Flyer to Print:
The flyer explains all the reasons why rabbits
should be neutered and spayed.
Black & White
These sweet little 3 lb. rabbits are in love!
Dwarf Rabbits are
perfect apartment pets.