Your rabbits’ front teeth are for picking up and cutting blades of grass and hay. Their back teeth are for grinding food into a pulp.
Your rabbits’ teeth are constantly growing - from the day they are born to the day they die. They need to chew lots of fibre (grass and hay) to wear them down and make sure they don’t grow too long.
The biggest cause of dental problems in rabbits is poor diet. They should be fed:
- 90% grass or feeding hay (a pile as big as them)
- 5% fresh vegetables/greens
- 5% pellets (if necessary)
- Never feed a muesli food.
If a rabbit doesn’t eat enough grass or hay their teeth are likely to overgrow which can cause major problems and even death.