snippng bunnys

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by lacyloo, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    Ok Im not a meany to animals but I was wondering if there was any way to "homemade" way o nueter a male baby bunny, in a few days im breeding my female holand lop and would like to keep a few free ranging males around the yard, but I dont want them the " breeding with the other population of wild rabbits".

    I repeat im just trying to find a way of nuetarting that want need a vet visit.
  2. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Ya know I just don't know...amazing..LOL

    I've never heard of home castrating bunnies. I don't think you can band them because their boy stuff isn't like goat boystuff...hmmm This is really indelilcate. [​IMG] Geez...I don't know. [​IMG] I'd do a search, but when you search for this kinda stuff, some really, really odd stuff can come up and I can't close my eyes fast enough not to see it. [​IMG] Guess I could log off and sign back in under ds's name..that'd put the parental controls on...[​IMG]
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  3. Florida chick

    Florida chick Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    They should be 5-8 months old and NO you can't do it yourself you should def contact a local vet. Dr Huston in Jasper, FL looks the closest to you. goodluck
  4. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    No you'll kill him if you try yourself. Neutering bunnies is tricky - they are VERY sensitive to anethesia - so be sure to find a vet familiar with them.

    Most people I know that keep rabbits simply keep the males away from the females.
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    This is NOT a home operation. Bunnies are sensitive to anaesthesia, and can only be on certain antibiotics.
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    Everyone is right, theres no way for you to do it at home without risking killing your bunny and they have to be older then a few days. Most people cant tell when they are only a few days old if they are male or female.

    Most rabbits that you let free range end up dead. They get eaten by the local wildlife.
    Some people keep them in large dog kennels with no problems, but pople who let them free range fully, often lose them.
    Domestic rabbits and wild rabbits can not produce offspring. Domestic rabbits are descended from the European wild rabbits, so they cant produce offpsring with American wild rabbits.(Different speices)
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  7. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I had two free ranging here and they did end up dead, or just gone. They escaped their cage, we couldn't catch them, and hung around for a few days, then were just gone.

    I know someone who has a well fenced yard, chain link, and you can't walk in there yard for the bunnies. They released three last year and now there are way too many to count. They have problems with them digging under their house, but have fixed that with some fencing. Its pretty neat!
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  8. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    As a CVT, I know the testicles of a bunny are more up in the body that a dogs, or cows. They are tricky to neuter and mimick more of a spay in a cat that a neuter of a dog.

    My bunnies are in an outdoor run I built. Biggiest thing is to wire the ground so they cant dig out--they enjoy digging. They get out during the day and put in the rabbit coop at night.

  9. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Thats a really nice setup.
  10. Henny peeny

    Henny peeny Songster

    May 4, 2007
    NO you can't do it yourself and to my knowledge if the bunnnies have human scent on them the wild bunnies will not come around but ya know the if you have a doe in heat and a wild bunny could *COULD* mate with the doe but as far as the other way around I don't think so I could be wrong. All my bunnies are caged and this is to keep them safe from stray dogs amd hawks and other animals that could harm them so maybe I don't know anything.


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