Unlike human teeth, rabbit teeth grow constantly throughout their life. Because of this, rabbits need to spend lots of their time nibbling and chewing to wear their teeth down.
If they don’t wear down naturally, rabbits’ teeth grow too long and start to grow sharp spikes, which dig into their tongue and cheeks. This causes painful mouth ulcers.
Signs that your rabbit might have dental problems
If your rabbit is having trouble with their teeth they might:
- Go off their food
- Dribble - you'll notice a wet patch around their mouth and chin
- Lose weight
- Get runny eyes - overgrown tooth roots can affect your rabbit's eyes
- Get a dirty bottom - a sore mouth makes licking and grooming too painful for your rabbit.