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I had my male rabbit spayed 4 weeks ago the vet I used said

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Hi I had my male rabbit spayed 4 weeks ago the vet I used said after a couple of weeks I could put him in with my doe there's no fighting but lots of humping and I've noticed blood on his fur around his male parts I've washed and cleaned him up seems ok but I've separated then for now is there anything else I should do
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
While most male rabbits will show a decline in testosterone (and thus mating behavior) within 4 weeks post castration, we can see a few continue to show these kinds of behaviors for up to 8 weeks. Therefore, its good that you have separated him from the female.
From there, we'd want to keep a close eye on his urination and for any more blood around the penis. If this was secondary to trauma while mating the female that should settle now that they are apart. But we want to keep an eye out for any more, since it is possible we could have a non-related bladder infection here.
If you do see any more, then we'd want to have your lad reassessed by his vet (often post-operative checks are included in the cost of the surgery) +/- a urine sample tested. Depending on their findings, he may need longer apart from your lass or we may have a bladder issue that needs to be treated to clear this for him.
I hope this information is helpful.
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Dr. B.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you I've not Seen blood before or since the opp until today he had a check after his opp this was done not by my own vet but a vet suggested to me by a rabbit rescue I've got to say I was not very impressed and would not use again Ill keep an eye on him and take him back to my vet if nessasery I've been looking for a rabbit savvy vet in my area with not much luck
You are very welcome, Susan.
That sounds like a good plan of action since it has only been the once. Hopefully, we will see no other issue with this. Finally, just to note, if you are looking for a local rabbit vet then it may be worth having a peek @ (using the rabbit medicine/surgery choice) to see if there are any specialists near you.
All the best,
Dr. B.