This is a decision to be taken by responsible and caring rabbit owners.
This decision can be based upon different factors:
A buck and doe can reach sexual maturity at just 3 months of age so it is essential that you monitor the development of your male rabbit(s) to ensure there is no risk to your doe. If you own a male and a female bunny who live together or might come into contact with each other by accident, then it is essential that one or both of them are neutered.
The male castration is a very simple operation and we would personally recommend that he is castrated as soon as he reaches puberty, ie as soon as his testicles appear which is usually around 12-
If a buck is castrated as a mature adult aged +5-
Prevention of Uterine Cancer:
Spaying will prevent uterine cancer which is said to be fairly common in older rabbits and will minimise or totally eradicate phantom pregnancies in does. Spaying is normally performed at 5-
Neutering can have benefits for owners who want to litter-
Reducing randy behaviour!
If you have a sexually-
As for females, un-
She and her mate might not be of breeding quality, if their line histories are not known then you could be breeding faults and then there is the issue of finding permanent loving homes for the youngsters produced.
Unless you are planning to keep them all then you might also need a Licence in order to offer them to members of the public (even if offered free of charge) or selling them to a pet store -