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Hello, I have 2 male netherland dwarf rabbits, named Hoops and Yoyo, Hoops has suddenly stopped eating the hay he normally eats, and he seemed to be having trouble biting and chewing the treats that I always give him which he LOVES. I didn't really know what was up and then today I noticed while he was eating his food his bottom teeth looked a little weird. I took a better look by lifting his lips and saw that one of his bottom teeth was half the size as the other, so it must have broke somehow. I was wondering if it will just grow back and his eating habits will go back to the way they were? I'm really nervous because I'm pretty much completely broke and a university student and really can't afford to take him to the vet right now. Help!!
This is something we really can't fix. Though teeth grow back, it's not like it will grow back quickly enough to solve the immediate issue. It could have broken off due to having teeth issues to begin with or an accident of some sort, (and if that is the case, then it would be good for the vet to check the jaw), but if he can't eat like he did, then that can cause some serious digestive issues as he needs to be able to consume enough fiber to keep his gut healthy. Also, you don't want to have an infection set in. If he is in pain, this can also cause him to stop eating as much. All could be cause serious consequences. Can you borrow from family or friends? I would also call your vet and let them know the situation and ask if you could do a payment plan. Somehow though, this bunny really should be seen by a vet. I know that's not the answer you were hoping for, and it's not meant to be callous to your financial situation. It's just that if the vet is the answer, then that's really what needs to be done somehow...someway. I wish I could give you another answer that would make it easier, but I don't.
My Nermal Nomnoms is in a cage on her own and there aren't as many chewables in there as the main bungalow so I buy her hanging parrot toys and she loves them. Prices vary from about $6 to $60 so it pays to look at all the price tags as two almost identical ones can vary by $30 in value depending on the brand. Because they are designed to be chewed they are non toxic and coloured with vegetable dyes.
This is Madam Nomnoms with her first one which has now been gnawed down to a single strand. I bought her a new one a few weeks ago which is a giant ring of coloured shaped. She likes to line it up with the plantform and leap through it. I'll need another one soon though as it has been chewed thoroughly.