Rabbit teeth removed but they are growing back

by Salvador
(Calgary, Alberta)

My friend has a bunny and his incissors teeth got removed about a year ago. However, they are growing back, he hasn't gone to the vet again, and before we take him I wanted to do some research. My question is why would they grow back? And if he has to go under surgery again. What is the best way they wouldn't grow back again?


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Jun 24, 2021
lost teeth and can't eat
by: Butchie

My bunny lost her top teeth due to an accident. I feel so bad. She can't grab her food I am afraid I am going to lose her for lack of food. She can't even grab banana pieces. I don't know what to do

Jan 10, 2018
Malloccluded teeth pulled and one grew back twice NEW
by: Sommer

Hi, my buns 4 front teeth were removed due to malloclusion. All was well for 8 months, when two bottoms started growing back.
We had them pulled, but the texture of the teeth was odd and one apparently "crumbled" during surgery.
Two months later... Bun has one huge tooth growing on bottom / growing outward. I feel terrible and have spent $1400 so far on this baby. I am shocked and wonder if trimming is now the best course of action for this crazy tooth.

Aug 17, 2017
Yes they can grow back! NEW
by: Anonymous

We pulled out the four front teeth of my rabbit because they were constantly growing and it was getting to expensive to bring him to the vet every two weeks to get them trimmed. We paid $800 to have the teeth removed and eight months later we noticed a new bottom tooth on one side. We contacted the vet and e-mailed her a photo of our rabbit's tooth.

Out vet replied: OK...I've only seen that twice before in hundreds (if not thousands!) of bunny incisor extractions. If there is a germinal layer of cells left, it is possible for a tooth to regrow like you are seeing. It should be extracted. The one case that I remember the most clearly was VERY bizarre. Grew back 3 or I think even 4 times. Looks like we have to pull it out a second time!

Apr 21, 2015
Are they good teeth or bad teeth?
by: Anonymous

I would let the vet know, and then keep an eye on them to see if the original problem is recurring. The teeth do grow back sometimes, not always. Rabbit teeth just need monitored and your vet should be able to tell you if these ones growing in also need removed.

Apr 11, 2015
could it be continuous growth?
by: Anonymous

I'm no expert, but I read somewhere that bunny incisors grow continually, so maybe when they lose them they grow back? just a suggestion.

Jan 15, 2015
by: Salvador

Yes. They were removed due to malocclusion.

Jan 12, 2015
by: Karlam

I'm just curious, did you have his teeth pulled due to maliclusion?

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