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i know this question has already been asked but i just need to ask it for myself lol
my little bunny elliott (approx 5 months) is beginning to spray me basically every day. i want to get him neutered to stop this however im nervous to take him to the vet for the surgery AND he is sooooo affectionate that im afraid it will change his personality and make him less sociable. he loves to follow me everywhere, sits and watches tv on the couch with me, jumps up on my lap for cuddles, and loves to sleep under the covers with me however since he has started spraying me i cant enjoy doing this with him anymore because i know he will pee on me and then i have to change my clothes and it is such a hassle. i have done as much research as i can on this and i saw on some sites people who had once cuddly buns have become anti social since being neutered. what do you guys think i should do?
if i do decide to get him neutered, i would really appreciate tips on how to make his visit to the vet as less stressful as possible and also what to expect after the procedure.
thank you all so much in advance!!
Regarding the "soooooooo affectionate" side changing:
Sometimes the "affectionate" side of a very attentive bunny is the need to mate, so though your bunny , after neutering, may be more calm in seeking you, circling you and...eh hem... spraying you, once he is neutered, he just may have a more calm affection --ready for plenty of nose rubs and love but at a much level-headed pace.
And Beka is right about getting his neutered asap since he sprays. Jack was not neutered until about 1 1/2 or so (he had fathered kits--all before he was given up and I adopted him) and he still sprays! Just sprayed Vivian a few hours ago. (and this is while he is dealing with health issues, so it is deeply ingrained!) I never could figure out a way to curb it. So, my suggestion, neuter asap.