is a little "special"
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern-ish Minnesota
A good vet should be able to put an older bun under with out an issue... At the clinic I observed at, they did a dental on a 9 yr old rabbit and he did fine! With a neuter, they are put under for less than 5 minutes.
If you did feel comfortable fixing him, just get bloodwork done before hand to make sure it is safe.
It's fine if you just leave him be too though. IME, older rabbits are usually over the whole hormone/territorial thing, so they tend to be a little better about the litter box. Smudge was fixed when he was 5 years old, but before that he would always pee in his litter box too.
It helps to use two different beddings: Keep the blankies for his cage, and a pellet or paper based bedding works well for the litter box. This helps them differentiate where they are supposed to sleep or go potty. If you are worried about softness, Carefresh, Boxo, ect are really comfy for them. It helps a lot to put the hay in the litter box too, since they like to eat and go to the bathroom in the same place. The bigger the better too, for the litter box size. I like to use the basic cat ones.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.They are not brethen, they are not underlings; they are other nations caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth."