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Rosie to the vets again...

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Kammie, Aug 13, 2009.


  1. Kammie

    Kammie PetForums VIP

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    Well about a month ago Rosie had to had her back teeth trimmed because they were over growing. Today she was back at the vets having it done again.

    She's back home safe noe but its getting depressing having to take her every month or so to have this done as her teeth don't wear down properly.

    Any idea or advice on how to maximise the time between vet trips for her teeth. She has no front teeth as they were taking out to save her having to have them trimmed all the time so she is unable to chew large things like apple branchs etc to help her teeth.
     
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    what pellets/mix is she on?
    could u not try very thin twigs?
    i'm sure i read somewhere ages ago that plenty of sunlight could help?
     
  3. Kammie

    Kammie PetForums VIP

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    She has excel pellets now. I've tried her with small twigs and all sort but she just won't chew them because she can't get them to the back of her mouth to use the teeth she has.
     
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    chopped twigs mixed in with the excel?
    i use excel too i dunno if u can buy any harder pellets
     
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    I was told curly kale is good for the teeth and my rabbits love it also hay- can she manage that?
     
  6. Kammie

    Kammie PetForums VIP

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    Thats a good idea. Yeah she can eat hay and grass perfectly fine still.
     
  7. toddy

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    Long strand hay is the best thing for rabbits teeth.
    Has she ever been xrayed to see the extent of the teeth problem.
     
  8. Kammie

    Kammie PetForums VIP

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    No she's not actually had any x-rays I may just ask about that next time she needs to go.
     
  9. toddy

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    It may be worth it just to see how bad the problem is and if it is affecting the roots at all. Hopefully not.
    Keep feeding as much hay as you can get into her as this is really the best thing she can eat to help with her back teeth.
     
  10. Kammie

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    Will do, she spends all day loose in the garden eating grass and plants she can get to. Hopefully thats doing a lot to help her.
     
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