Overgrown teeth are a common problem in all rodents. The
teeth of rodents will never stop growing throughout their
lifetime which means that unless the rabbit takes care of
their own teeth they will inevitabely become overgrown.
As the rabbit gets older the likelyhood of teeth problems
increases drastically. Not only can the teeth become overgrown
but they can also start to grow crooked.
Providing your rabbit with plenty of objects inside its
cage to chew on will help reduce the chances of their teeth
becoming overgrown. Chewing on a hard block of wood is much
better for them than chewing on the bars in their cage.
Chewing on the bars can cause crooked and chipped teeth
When clipping the trimming the teeth of a rabbit you must
take great care to not cut the gums or tongue of the rabbit.
To do this it is likely that you will require assitance
from another person who can hold the rabbit still while
you clip the teeth. Taking the rabbit to a veterinarian
is also another option as they would likely have experience
in performing this procedure.