I took Baby to the vet today and am very relieved. When the vet looked inside Baby's mouth she didnt seem particularly horrified. I had thought that the gums looked infected, but it turns out they are not. I guess rabbit gums just look weird naturally. Anyways, she said that Baby has a genetic defect that causes his teeth to not come together when he bites down. Normally, a rabbit's teeth match up and come together when he bites and this way they wear themselves down as the rabbit chews. In Baby's case, he has kind of an underbite, so the teeth do not wear down and just keep growing. She trimmed his teeth (which didn't hurt) and said that his teeth will need to be trimmed about once a month. This will only be $10 so that was a relief. Now that he can chew again, Baby should start to put weight back on. The vet wasn't sure if the hair chewing had to do with the tooth problem, but she thought it might. but just in case he had mites, she gave him a shot and he has to go back in 2 weeks for another shot.
I feel better now. Today has just been a stinker! We got our taxes done and found out that we are not going to get very much back. This sucks because our van crapped out on mon and we had to sell it to the junkyard. So now we need a new vehicle and a large refund would have been nice. Then I had to go to the dentist for what is turning into my weekly visit. Then while I was at the vet Emma's school called because she was sick, so I had to go pick her up. But at least I got good news about Baby. I didn't realize how much he meant to me until today.
Anyways, thanks for your comments and support :)
7 months ago