Although hairballs are most commonly known to occur in
cats, certain rabbits can also form hairballs in their stomachs.
The problem with rabbits though is that they cannot vomit
which causes the hairballs to stay in their stomach indefinitely.
Cats are able to vomit which allows them to expell the hairballs
from their body.
If the formation of hairballs is severe enough it can continue
to build up in the stomach and take so much room that the
rabbit will not have much room left for food. This extreme
of a hairball case takes a great deal of time to build up
If the hairballs are in an early state giving a couple
tablespoons of pineapple juice to your rabbit on a daily
basis can help to break down the hairballs. The acid within
the pineapple juice has been known to break down the balls
of hair into a material that can be digested by the rabbit.