Because Gari didn’t go outdoors for the first 10 months of his life, and in addition, possibly didn’t get fed the full range of nutrients a growing animal needs, his bones are weak. His back legs are “hocked” and his heels rub together when he walks, like he is knock-kneed. His skull is porous, and his jaw isn’t strong enough to hold his teeth in position. While adopting a homeless animal is the compassionate way to obtain a pet, some future veterinary care can be a surprise part of the adoption package. This is a blog about Gari’s most recent trip to the dentist.
While you are on the Capybara Madness page, don’t forget to vote for a name for Gari’s new rabbit co-pet!