Alvin is seven years old and was adopted from the House Rabbit Society in 2002. He is half lop and tends to have one ear up and the other down. He weighs just 3.5 lbs. He is outrageously cute and charming and everyone loves him. He is really more like a cat than a rabbit. He is curious and friendly, and likes to greet new people. He has no fear of people or other animals. Since he was litterbox trained, once the cats had accepted him as a member of the household he had run of the house and did great with it. Like Lulu, he doesn�t like to be picked up but will often come sit next to you on the couch looking for some petting and love.
Alvin is not a chewer, which is good for our furniture and cords but bad for his teeth. He also has a terrible underbite. Rabbit teeth always grow (like beaver teeth) but normally if they have good jaw alignment and chew wood and roughage they naturally keep them filed down. Alvin does not chew, and this combined with his underbite has really wreaked havoc on the inside of his mouth. If left untreated his teeth will continue to grow and actually curl inward to the point that he cannot eat. Therefore he has to go to the vet 3-4 times a year to have his teeth filed down with a Dremel tool � literally. If they get too long, they have to be clipped. The poor little guy is quite a trooper though!
He is an amazing little bunny and a great example of how good (if high maintenance) a pet bunnies can be.