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Date Posted: 19:41:59 11/13/06 Mon
Author: Connie; Thank you!
Subject: Re: The horrific neutering story does sound a bit odd. The ...
In reply to: Beverly 's message, "The horrific neutering story does sound a bit odd. The ..." on 09:04:08 11/13/06 Mon

>(The horrific neutering story does sound a bit odd.
>The ...) real danger with neutering a male is not the
>surgery, it's the anesthesia. And, of course, you'd
>have to have a vet that handles other companion rodent
>pets. Castration of such a small critter takes a
>talented vet with a delicate touch.
>
>That said, if a vet castrates a flyer, and that flyer
>is found the following day hanging from the cage wires
>in such a condition, I'd be thinking that the wound
>was not self-inflicted. Did the flyer live alone?
>Other flyers will occasionally attack a weakened
>individual, even if they lived happily together with
>nary a squabble.
>
>I vote with waiting a bit, before worring about
>bringing another flyer into the fray. Or drey. (LOL)
>
>
>>I'm with you Connie. I may not be a Vet, But I have
>>had many many creature neutered big and small. And I
>>do have a medical back ground. I can see how he would
>>chew on his suttures and bleed out, but intestines
>>hanging out. No way. That can only happen if he was
>>a she , because the surgery is totally different.

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