Originally Posted by mikenyny
1. What happend with the (3) male rabbits - and this is going on what I observed after the operations) was that there was a "cross-shaped" incision on the inside of each testicle; note I said that the testicles were not removed. I had to take each male rabbit back after 1 week for a checkup - which was when I noticed that the testicles were still in situ. The doctor said that they (the testicles) would just gradually disappear - which is what they in fact did do after a few weeks.
2. The consent form was only for a female rabbit. As I said, I decided not to go through with having my female spayed - for the reasons stated, and the main reason is that I didn't want to risk losing her or her getting ill as a result of the operation. Look back at it now, I am happy with my decision not to go ahead with getting her spayed; she is happy and healthy and her partner is one of my (twin-brothers) neutered males. The other 2 neutered males (father and son - the other twin) live "next door" - divided by a small metal gate: reason being that -although they are neutered the twins fight if they are put directly together.
Like Watermelons said, what would have been left behind is the scrotum, not the testicle. They can look like there is still a testicle inside when they fill with fluid after but they will gradually disappear, so the testicle is gone.
What I meant is I was wondering why they would make you sign a consent form for the female but not the males. So then I was wondering if they weren't actually neutering the rabbits and doing "vasectomies" instead, if they weren't putting them under anesthetic, therefore not needing the consent form. But if they would neutered they had to be (Or at least hopefully were) knocked out, so it's just odd they wouldn't ask for a form. That's all I meant.