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Old 10-02-2009, 12:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do hedgie teeth grow constantly like hamsters?
My Tiggy likes to chew on my silver bracelet and steel ring when I hold her. I friend mentioned that maybe she needs to chew like hamsters and rabbits. I didn't think they did, my breeder never mentioned anything about it so I thought I'd ask here.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do hedgie teeth grow constantly like hamsters?
My Tiggy likes to chew on my silver bracelet and steel ring when I hold her. I friend mentioned that maybe she needs to chew like hamsters and rabbits. I didn't think they did, my breeder never mentioned anything about it so I thought I'd ask here.
Hedgehogs do not need to chew like hamsters or rabbits.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hedgehogs are not rodents. As such a hedgehogs teeth don't continually grow throughout its life and therefore don't need to chew.
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Nope and when it's broken, it's broken.
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As others have said, they don't need to chew to wear down teeth. You shouldn't continue to let her chew on any metal objects though. She could easily chip or break a tooth, which not only won't grow back, it could lead to worse problems such as infection.
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