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Carrie14
22-01-2010, 12:08 PM
I am just curious to know if most dental buns have floppy ears or not. Also did they have a snubbed face?

This is the first poll I have tried to do so forgive me if it does not work:oops:

mini lop1
22-01-2010, 12:12 PM
mitzi was a mini lop dental bun
mowgli was also a mini lop, told he had maloclussion at 24wks and spurs, but i managed his diet so he never had to have a dental in his lifetime

Crystal butterfly
22-01-2010, 12:13 PM
my buns a lop and needs 3/4 dentals a year

im not sure what you mean by snubbed (but im not very itellegant lol) but this is a pic of teh side of her face

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/Kammie05/Crystal/DSC00212.jpg

Carrie14
22-01-2010, 12:15 PM
mitzi was a mini lop dental bun
mowgli was also a mini lop, told he had maloclussion at 24wks and spurs, but i managed his diet so he never had to have a dental in his lifetime


This is what I am doing (hopefully) with Feegal. He is going for a check up tomorrow and that's what got me thinking...
Sorry for your buns:(

areia
22-01-2010, 12:17 PM
linus was an uppy eared bun who needed dentals every 4 to 5 months,

Carrie14
22-01-2010, 12:17 PM
my buns a lop and needs 3/4 dentals a year

im not sure what you mean by snubbed (but im not very itellegant lol) but this is a pic of teh side of her face

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y293/Kammie05/Crystal/DSC00212.jpg

She is :love:

I think what I mean by snubbed is, as your girl shows perfectly, the face ends with a blunt not pointy nose/mouth:?

abbymarysmokey
22-01-2010, 12:18 PM
I've had both lops and up eared buns with dental problems.

Both seem to suffer equally from molar problems.

However I've never had a lop suffer with incisor malocclusion...in fact incisor problems nearly always seem to be Dutches or Nethies or crosses of these two breeds...but this might just be coincidence

Loosy
22-01-2010, 12:19 PM
Pipkin has uppy ears but does have a smooshed face.

poppymoon
22-01-2010, 12:20 PM
eric & esme are nethies. eric has needed a couple of dentals in 12 months but i have his teeth checked regularly and finding his fave hay has helped to keep the spurs down.

esme has had one dental since i adopted her. her teeth were long rather than spurred so i'm not sure what she may need in the future dentistry-wise after her next check up. she's a good hay eater too.

Carrie14
22-01-2010, 12:30 PM
eric & esme are nethies. eric has needed a couple of dentals in 12 months but i have his teeth checked regularly and finding his fave hay has helped to keep the spurs down.

esme has had one dental since i adopted her. her teeth were long rather than spurred so i'm not sure what she may need in the future dentistry-wise after her next check up. she's a good hay eater too.

I didn't think of nethies, or I would have put that as an option:roll:

Hope Esme escapes the need for any more dentals:)

donnamt
22-01-2010, 12:31 PM
Alvin has had one spur so got himself a dental last May. hes got the lop squished face.

crysta
22-01-2010, 12:47 PM
Mine are french lops. Faith has no problems, Hope is a dental bunny.

Hope, however, seems to have helicopter ears - not sure if that's because she's still young or that she's some kind of crossbreed.

Hoppit!
22-01-2010, 01:16 PM
Ginger and pickles are both uppy-eared, but Ginger's face is slightly blunter than Pickles', which is interesting because Ginger needs doing more often. :?

seagreen
22-01-2010, 01:31 PM
I've had 3 dental buns, all up ears - a polish x nethie & 2 lion heads

biscuitblossom
22-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Jasmine is a dental bunny,uppy eared and not flat faced at all.

Shes had 2 dentals since I've had her....3 months apart but has also had her front teeth burred every 2 weeks inbetween.

Carrie14
22-01-2010, 02:04 PM
Jasmine is a dental bunny,uppy eared and not flat faced at all.

Shes had 2 dentals since I've had her....3 months apart but has also had her front teeth burred every 2 weeks inbetween.

Just searched for a pic of her she is beautiful:love:

But how strange she is a dental bun:? She doesn't have any of the normal characteristics of a dental bun. Do you know anything about her parentage?

Carrie14
22-01-2010, 02:10 PM
Ginger and pickles are both uppy-eared, but Ginger's face is slightly blunter than Pickles', which is interesting because Ginger needs doing more often. :?

See this is what is getting me confused. Why do some get it and not others? Do you know if Pickles eats more hay? They are :love:

Hoppit!
22-01-2010, 02:19 PM
See this is what is getting me confused. Why do some get it and not others? Do you know if Pickles eats more hay? They are :love:

Awww, thank you! I'm panicking right now cuz they're having their dentals today. :(

Actually I think they eat about an equal amount of hay, if anything Ginger eats more! They're very annoying though because they only eat it fresh from the packet - anything more than an hour old is treated with great suspition! :roll: They also refused point blank to eat any hay at all until they were about 4, (they're 6 now). I don't know of course whether this made a difference, but it can't have helped the situation.

Hugbut
22-01-2010, 02:34 PM
My little PA is a dutch, so has pointy ears and a slender face. I adopted her from a P@H adoption centre, it didn't take me long to realise she wasn't eating, the vet confirmed spurred molars & she had a dental that day - she went 11 months before needing another & it has so far been 9 months since her last. I am convinced her good diet & love of hay is keeping her dentals to a minimum :wave:

giantbunnymummy
22-01-2010, 02:40 PM
Jester has just recently had a dental. He has crazy ears that go in all directions :lol: but he's more of a lop really. He does have a rounded face too. I'm hoping diet will sort his teeth out and it won't be a regular thing.

Carrie14
22-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Awww, thank you! I'm panicking right now cuz they're having their dentals today. :(

Actually I think they eat about an equal amount of hay, if anything Ginger eats more! They're very annoying though because they only eat it fresh from the packet - anything more than an hour old is treated with great suspition! :roll: They also refused point blank to eat any hay at all until they were about 4, (they're 6 now). I don't know of course whether this made a difference, but it can't have helped the situation.

Good luck Ginger and Pickles, I hope you recover quickly:love:

I wonder why they refused and then ate hay:? Funny bunnies.

ETA One of the things that make these two so cute is their dished nose. (Kind of like an Arab horse.) Maybe that is why:?

angeleyes
22-01-2010, 02:48 PM
Lionel, Lolly and Joseph are all up eared Lionheads and are dental buns.
Maddie cannot decide if she is a lop or not and her ears go all over the place, she is a dental bun
My mums bun Richie is a lop and he is a dental bun so its all 3 for me!

Carrie14
22-01-2010, 02:52 PM
Lionel, Lolly and Joseph are all up eared Lionheads and are dental buns.
Maddie cannot decide if she is a lop or not and her ears go all over the place, she is a dental bun
My mums bun Richie is a lop and he is a dental bun so its all 3 for me!

I have never really been near Lion Heads, apart from the babies they sell in pet shops:roll:

Are they a small bread or snub faced, or just a regular shaped head?

abbymarysmokey
22-01-2010, 02:56 PM
I have never really been near Lion Heads, apart from the babies they sell in pet shops:roll:

Are they a small bread or snub faced, or just a regular shaped head?

Pedigree lionheads were originally bred from Nethies to make them small (hence the dental problems I'd imagine), but you get lots of different long haired crossbreeds these days, including lionlops

bluebunny
22-01-2010, 03:03 PM
The only 2 dental buns i had were Dwarf lops:(

yvette
22-01-2010, 03:24 PM
My Nethie girl is a dental bun....and if we dont keep an eye on them,Mrs Bun will be too.(Mrs B is a Lionhead cross breed with I have no idea!)

angeleyes
22-01-2010, 03:34 PM
I have never really been near Lion Heads, apart from the babies they sell in pet shops:roll:

Are they a small bread or snub faced, or just a regular shaped head?

Lionheads are generally small, Lionel is crossed with a nethie he is only 664g Lolly is a big girl thought she is 2.2kg and Joseph is about the same.
Maddie my lop has a bit of a snub face, one of those cute little squishy ones!

thumps_
22-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Thumper is a cross breed dental bun. He has malocclusion (jaws don't meet properly) which is probably congenital. His ears can be every possible position.
He has several lop features. His muzzle is 1/2 way between a small lop & a nonlop.

lottielouise
22-01-2010, 07:04 PM
I have one of each

Frankie, uppy eared lionhead cross, had a dental just before Christmas, but I am hoping it was a one off.

Cherry is a dwarf lop, and she has dentals 4-8 weeks. the timings are getting longer between though:love:

DemiS
22-01-2010, 07:15 PM
Purebred lops should have flat faces, so I would say lops would have more problems

FudgeMallow
22-01-2010, 07:34 PM
Out of all the buns ive had 4 of the 6 were dental bunnies :(
Millie and Thumper (2 not dentals) are the mum and dad and their babies - Fudge, Skye, Blackie and Gizmo are all dental bunnies!

Skye, Blackie and Gizmo great hay eaters, Fudge hates hay and will only eat dried herbs so she gets a large variety of them.

All Mini lops with squished faces.

Fudge is the worst her molars are a mess but her dentals are getting further apart which i think is due to the large quantities of dried herbs she eats now than she did.

Skye has a constant watery eye due to tooth roots so did Blackie and Fudge did have a watery eye but it cleared up and comes back after dentals.

With my lot its due to bad genetics and no matter what its not going to get better :cry:

crackerz
22-01-2010, 07:47 PM
Hi,

Catkin is a lionhead with very fluffy uppy ears and is a dental bun.

Daz has had molar spurs and is a helicopter. Although since his dental, he has increased his hay consumption and it seems to have sorted it.

poppymoon
23-01-2010, 11:26 AM
I didn't think of nethies, or I would have put that as an option:roll:

Hope Esme escapes the need for any more dentals:)

i just voted for uppy eared:)

i'm hoping neither bun will need one for a very long time - very stressful (eric doesn't eat for ages afterwards and esme became the bun from hell after hers for a few days:( yes, i did take her back for extra pain relief and checks:)).

Hoppit!
23-01-2010, 11:38 AM
Good luck Ginger and Pickles, I hope you recover quickly:love:

I wonder why they refused and then ate hay:? Funny bunnies.

ETA One of the things that make these two so cute is their dished nose. (Kind of like an Arab horse.) Maybe that is why:?

It could be I suppose - I don't know enough about it! It is weird that it's when they started eating hay they developed the spurs! :roll:

Noby realises when they buy a cute bunny from the petshop for 10, how much they're really letting themselves in for. The rabbits have cost us more so far than our 3 dogs and 2 horses! :shock: