Desexing of rabbits is very important. It helps to prevent unwanted litters. Rabbits are very good at breeding! It also protects the rabbit from certain diseases and helps to control unwanted behaviour such as aggression, urine marking and psuedopregnancy (in females).
Once Binki's surgery was completed and he was awake, our nurses began to syringe feed him a formula called 'Critical Care'. This is a special food for herbivores and can be mixed into a paste. It is important for rabbits to start eating again as soon as they can after surgery. Their intestinal tracts need to keep moving and they need a constant supply of fibre to help them with this. Binki's owner continued feeding him the formula once she took him home. For the first 24 hours after his surgery, Binki was a little out of sorts and was not too interested in food. It wasn't long after that he perked up and was acting like his normal, happy self. Binki is now hopping around happily at home with his two other rabbit friends.
If you have any questions about desexing rabbits or general rabbit care, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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