An elastrator uses a tool that stretches a heavy-duty rubber band (elastrator band) over the scrotum and testicles.

It takes approximately two weeks for the scrotum to dry up and fall off. When using an elastrator band for castrating, be sure to check that both testicles are in the scrotum below the band.

Once the elastrator band is applied, the kid will show signs that he is in pain for 10 to 15 minutes, however, this is an effective and bloodless method of castrating kids. This method does not leave an open wound thereby decreasing the chance of infection.