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I have a year and a half old Lionhead Rabbit that has no back toe nails. I just noticed it today when I went to cut his nails. The nails are completely gone all the way down to his skin. I got him from a pet store when he was about 8 weeks old. I have always noticed his back feet have pronated outward. I don't know if this is some kind of inbreeding problem or not. He does play with our other rabbit everyday, she is a female and they are both fixed. We called the vet and they will be getting back to us shortly whether or not they think we should bring him in or not. Please let me know if you have ever hear or seen anything like this. Thank you for your time.
That is very odd! This sounds like something genetic. However, I am assuming this is his first nail cut?? You had said you had him for a year 1/2 but you only noticed it today. Let me know if I am getting that mixed up somehow. So if that is the case, it could be possible that his nails got too long and broke at some point??? I am not saying this to make you feel bad, it's just that normally you would want to check his nails every 4 - 6 weeks and trim as needed. (however, the fact that they are ALL this way makes me lean towards genetic issue). Do the nail stubs look reddish or dark?