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Should I still neuter my male rat?

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RayRayCawCaw

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So I adopted my first two male rats about 10months ago now, and my one furbaby, Grunkle, was constantly showing aggressive behaviour (mounting, some extreme fighting, etc) to my other boy, Nesquik. I recently adopted a rescue, Momo, who's only about 8 weeks old, and they are all in the same cage now and getting along fine with only some small dominance squabbles. I booked an appointment with my vet to get Grunkle neutered because I was afraid that he would constantly attack the new baby but, ever since Momo has been with them, he completely stopped showing any aggressive behaviour. So, to me, I dont think I really need to neuter Grunkle anymore but should I still do it anyway? I don't want to have to put him under surgery if it's not completely needed and none of the other boys are neutered either.
 

lilspaz68

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It sounds like Grunkle may have gotten over the worst of his behavior so as long as the baby boy isn't terrified of him I would say you don't need to neuter right now.
 
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