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I do believe I can provide you some insight here, yes.
I have to ask here before we get started, are you planning on mating him with a female to breed?
I will add that we don't finalize the diagnosis of cryptorchidism to any pet until they are after 6 months of age.
However, massaging the testicle to try and force it through the inguinal canal still does not change the diagnosis of cryptorchidism. The pets genetics have to do this all on their own.
I hope this answers your question. I would suggest continuing to monitor weekly for any drop in the retained testicle up until Ivan is 6 months of age. At that point, if it is still in the inguinal canal, you can be sure that he is truly cryptorchid and will most likely not drop that testicle.
I also recommend that you don't breed him if this is the case, because his genetics have a high % chance of passing to his offspring.
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