Before and after neutering care
Rodents do not need to be starved prior to neutering, and the procedure is relatively quick. Once your rodent has returned home, it is advisable to house them on soft towels or vet bed material for the first week to avoid loose bedding irritating the castrate wound. Sand baths for chinchillas and degus should also be removed for the first week.
It is advisable to monitor your rodents closely for the first 1-2 weeks to ensure they do not chew the wound area and that their toileting output and food intake is normal.
In most cases, hamsters do not require neutering as they either prefer a solitary life or are most content in same sex groups. However, female Syrian hamsters can be prone to Pyometra. With the support of a rodent savvy-vet, neutering can cure this.
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