After neutering care

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  1. Mar 12, 2019 #21

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    I wouldn't be force feeding yet. It hasn't been that long since his neuter. I would let him rest and continue to offer leafy greens/herbs. As long as he continues to eat a little bit of those every hour or two, I wouldn't worry too much about syringe feeding as that is just going to further stress him. If he wasn't eating anything at all after it's been 12 hours since surgery, then I would consider syringe feeding.
     
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    He started to eat the hay during the night.

    How long does it take for the stiches to heal? Just want to know, so I know when I can let him free roaming in the house.
     
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    As long as he's not bothering the stitches and trying to chew them out, usually for males the recovery is pretty quick, usually within a few days of surgery they are fine to not be restricted in activity. Provided their environment is clean so the wounds won't get dirty and possibly infected. So a few days or whatever your vet has recommended. When in doubt, consult with your vet.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Sorry I was AWOL during all your post-surgery questions... We actually ended up having our Alice, who's about 4 1/2, spayed on the 10th and then when we picked her up on the 11th (the shelter insists on keeping them overnight after spay surgery), we brought home another two bunnies as well! :p Life got a little crazy after that and this is the first time I've actually been back on RO.

    Anyway, I'm SO glad he got through his surgery and is doing well!
     
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    3 weeks post neutered. He have been acting like the energized kit he once was.

    Climbing up on stuff, running under furniture, never can be still and overall destroying my sleep.

    He binkys and play around in the house at least 4 times plus 2 times in the cage (one in the morning and one during the night). Before he was neutered he only played 2 times during the day and was a extremely calm rabbit.

    He have literally become my alarm clock during my mornings instead of my snooze alarm

    He wakes me every morning around 5, only weekends he will let me get some sleep, he literally thinks I want to go up 7 in the morning during weekends

    I truly hope these behaviors will calm down soon.
     
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    They say it takes 6-8 weeks after neutering so just a few more weeks and hopefully you can get some sleep :)
     
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    Then I have something to look forward to, because his behavior truly make everyone have to look after him when he disappears in the house and destroying my wonderful sleep.

    I never thought I would miss my lazy bun. I think him being lazy fit my personality more than being an energized and adventurous bunny
     
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    You know I have two males one is unknown age and not neutered but a very calm rabbit just absolutely no problem, and other Leo is nearly 5 months old and I will have to neuter them both because when they see or smell each other Fred would pee at the door and Leo would bite my hand if I forgot to wash my hands after holding Fred.

    Honestly, I was thinking about Leo, he's so very smart and active rabbit, very brave more like a dog always happy and curious, I just think sometimes will he be still as active and smart after neutering, or will be more relaxed.
     
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    I remember when my buck was a kit, he was really energized and adventurous. But when he got older he stopped being that. He was still active sometimes and always brave, he became more a calm rabbit.

    I just think they are growing up, when they lose they personality they had as kits. He’s still the same bun but a lot calmer.

    To bad it’s so bad between your bunnies. I never had that trouble with my bucks, I even could let them run in the same area without fighting.

    It’s more the doe, she can’t see another rabbit or she will bite, smell she have no problem with, she would only grunt and thump her leg.
     
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    Mine isn’t even neutered yet and behaves like that. He usually wakes me up around 5-5:30 a.m., even on Saturdays. I wonder what will happen after the surgery..... :/
     
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    I hope your bunny will act differently and not become as energized as my buck. All rabbit react differently.

    Hope everything will go well with your rabbits neutered
     
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    I just brought him back from the vet. He is still a bit sleepy, but slowly he starts realizing what happened and that he's missing something. He keeps licking the wound. Should I be worried that he breaks and takes out the stitches? How could I possibly make him stop doing it?
     
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    It’s normal what I could see with my rabbit. But if he do it a lot. You can protect that area.

    A tread about a rabbit that pulled the stitches, they might have tips on how to handle it. My buck only cleaned and the wound and stitches looked good. So only keep the eye up, on the wound.


    https://www.rabbitsonline.net/index...spayed-and-is-pulling-her-stitches-out.32808/
     
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    Did the vet give Tinto a cone? My vet told me to keep Bugs' cone on him for a week, but he couldn't eat hay, drink water and eat his cecals. He got a massive clump of cecals stuck on the wound and I actually called my vet and she told me to leave it alone. Bugs hated them being stuck there and I didn't blame him. I took his cone off and let him eat them off. Just trust your gut. You know best.
     
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    An alternative to the cone of shame is no-chew vet wrap. It's like an ace bandage that sticks to itself and is meant to stand up to animals chewing at it. Vets sometimes carry it, as do pet stores. Feed stores/livestock supply stores pretty much always have it, as does Walmart in more rural areas. Make sure it's not too tight and doesn't inhibit the bunny's ability to reach their anus (for cecal eating purposes); a little bit of gauze over the stitched area can help ensure that it doesn't cause discomfort. Vet-wrap is infinitely less stressful than an e-cone!
     

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