Symptoms of malocclusion are generally one or more of any of the following:
- Not eating as much as usual/complete lack of eating
- Being excited for food but eating slowly/hesitantly
- Gradual or sudden change in eating habits, such as only eating pellets and rejecting hay (or the other way around), or only eating one or two foods and avoiding others/etc.
- Weight loss (due to not eating properly)
- Drooling/excessively wet chin
- Runny nose or eyes
- Drinking more than normal (also a sign of renal disease)
- Rabbit sitting hunched in pain
- Abscesses on, in or around the mouth and jaw
- Swollen jaw/mouth
If your rabbit is showing any of these symptoms, seek veterinary advice. Rabbit malocclusion is very serious and if left untreated, the rabbit will die because it will be unable to eat.