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Old 05/15/05, 07:21 PM
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Unhappy I need info on rabbits with wolf teeth

One of my rabbits have what I think is called wolf teeth?, I have heard that we can file them. Does anyone have info on this or can tell me how to do it? I sure would appreciate the feedback. Thanks.

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Old 05/15/05, 11:55 PM
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http://homesteadingtoday.com/archive/index.php/t-67829

http://www.hrschicago.org/teethfr.html

http://www.rabbit.org/journal/2-6/tusks.html


Since I am new to rabbits I have no real clue yet but found information on the above addresses.
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Old 05/16/05, 06:36 AM
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http://homesteadingtoday.com/archive/index.php/t-67829

http://www.hrschicago.org/teethfr.html

http://www.rabbit.org/journal/2-6/tusks.html


Since I am new to rabbits I have no real clue yet but found information on the above addresses.

Thank you the sites were very helpful.
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Old 05/21/05, 06:14 AM
 
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wolf teeth

there are a couple of ways that will help take fingernail clippers and clipthe teeth back or you could use wire cutters if this is apet than keep it but everyso often cut teeth back if this is a show rabbit Iam sorry to but it should be put down you do not waant to pass those genes on

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Old 05/23/05, 01:35 PM
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It is genetic, so you don't want to breed them. Also, sometimes the wolf teeth genetics will also effect their back teeth, which you cannot file or clip, so they can grow into their head and kill them. So you definitely don't want to breed it.

You can clip them with a wire cutters, just watch the tongue, it is much easier than filing them down, and they always want to stick their tongue inbetween the file and their teeth. You can file the sharp edge down after you clip them for their comfort.

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If this is an older rabbit and malocclusion appeared suddenly, I would
investigate the possibility of "wire pulling" causing the misalignment.

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Old 05/23/05, 02:36 PM
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Yes, that is possible. Most of our rabbits who had bad teeth came up with it around 6 months of age, but there was one line that we really liked the genetics of, and we bred them, and some of their babies didn't develop it until they were a couple of years old, but knowing their genetic history... So it may be this case too.

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