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my poor bunny!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by agnes_day, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    my bunny rabbit has something wrong with his lower teeth...i was holding him today, and i noticed that he has suddenly lost a ton of weight so i was checking him over and noticed that his lower front 2 teeth have grown enough to sort of bypass the upper 2 front teeth..i had seen him digging his food out of his dish but i thought he was just being strange...i also give him vegetable peelings too but i guess he hasnt been able to eat!
    i am taking him to the vet tomorrow to see if they can clip his teeth or something.. how much will that cost? i dont care if it costs a decent amount because hes our pet, i am just curious.. i feel so bad talking about the other bunnies fur being matted and here is my poor georgie, unable to eat apparently because of his teeth! i had no idea! [​IMG]
  2. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    you can save some money by triming them yourself. google the procedure. you should provide georgie with something to chew on like a block of wood (we save all our scraps from projects) they will self medicate and chew when they need to wear the teeth down!!!

    good luck and if you decide to go to the vet it will prolly cost around30-50 dollars!
  3. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    we thought about doing it ourselves but everything we looked up said to not try it until you have a vet show you how. my husband ground up some sweet potatoes and apples for him to slurp up and a dish of water and he is feeling really good now.
  4. I would trim the teeth back myself....vets charge way too much for simple things like that.
  5. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    well, georgie is at the vet right now..it wasnt that much at least. i wouldve tried myself but i couldnt find anything reliable on how to do it and i would probably ended up making it worse.
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Glad to hear he is getting fixed up [​IMG] He should be much better when you bring him home.
  7. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    thanks! apparently they are having to do his back teeth as well.. i feel so bad because i didnt have a clue that this could happen. im just glad i noticed it before he got really sick or something.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 16, 2009
  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    When you bring him home provide him with some wood to chew on. They like fruit tree branches best as they are sweet flavored but, any non-treated, non-toxic wood will work.

    Keep him on a diet of pellets and hay and he will regain his weight in no time. To many treats will slow down the weight gain process and he won't get the nutrition he needs from them either.
  9. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    Is he getting unlimited timothy hay for munching?..It's what helps to keep his teeth in line and keep the sugary stuff to a minimum if you want a healthy bun.

    Hopefully the vet will also check his molars as they too can get out of line and grow into the cheek.

    I would say that mostly overgrown teeth are an inherited problem but just to be safe feed him what rabbits are made to eat and he should be fine.

    From a house rabbit rescuer with tons of experience with bunny problems [​IMG]

    Have my old boy (9 yrs old) dying now in my arms...he lost his mate of 8.5 years last week and went into close-down shortly after.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 16, 2009
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Quote:Many people don't realize it so don't feel to bad. Make it a learning lesson and go on from there. [​IMG]

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