I have seen a few threads on Capons and did not want to hijack anyone's thread. How is the capon procedure different from ovaroectomies in rats? It looks to be very much the same. I have done a lot of those and in the process, [rant] found out what a useless and abusive practice to do the whole spaying procedure. Why do we do it? We don't want our animals to have missing patches of fur on their sides, so we put them through an extensive, invasive surgery that takes them 7-10 days to recover from, instead of overnight. [/rant] Back to the topic, is there anyone with enough knowledge of both procedures to comment?