If ever you see your rabbit chattering their teeth, this can appear a little alarming at first.
It can be difficult to understand quite what this means when you see it.
Does it mean they are angry or maybe happy? However, if you can understand these patterns of behavior then it is all the more beneficial for your relationship with them.
There can be many different reasons for a rabbit chattering or be grinding their teeth.
Pain and discomfort
If you see your rabbit chattering their teeth it may mean that they are not happy. It could well be that they are in some sort of discomfort or pain.
If you see that their chattering is louder than you usually find it, then they may need your assistance.
If you see that they are crouched down and maybe their ears are pressed down along with chattering their teeth then this is very much a sign that all is not well with them.
In this situation, it would be worth seeking the opinion of a veterinary surgeon.
However, when your bunny chatters or grinds their teeth it isn’t always a sign that they may be in pain.
They can also be anxious, where something is worrying them. Is there something in their vicinity which needs dealing with which may be causing an increase in anxiety for them?
Nervousness is often a cause for rabbit’s to chatter their teeth and often this is something that the owner can help alleviate for them by finding the root cause.
Originally posted 2017-09-30 00:00:38.