I've come into a bit of trouble lately with my bun, Pepper. Soon after I adopted her, I found out that she had a congenital condition that results in her teeth not lining up properly. As some of you may know, a rabbit's teeth grow constantly, and are usually filed down naturally by the act of the rabbit gnawing (i.e. destroying your home) and eating. Because Pepper's aren't even close to lining up right, no amount of gnawing or chewing can help her. Because of this, she needs to have them trimmed at the vet once a month. This is a very stressful procedure for her and it will only become more stressful and difficult as she ages. Today we had a close call, so I've decided to go through with an extremely expensive procedure to have her six front teeth removed. I've been told by multiple vets that this is the best option for her to live out the rest of her little bunny life happy and pain free. Apparently, they can survive just fine with only their back molars, and the front teeth are only used for grabbing food. Without her front teeth, she'll learn to use her little bunny lips to manipulate the food into her mouth.
For my "Pepper Fund" I'm going to start taking sculpture and illustration commissions through my dev and my Etsy to pay for the procedure. I'll post more info on it in the future. Thank you for reading!