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Old 11-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had one of the new rescues, bunny, out today for a bath. While drying her I decided to take a look in her mouth and found that her teeth are pretty dull/worn down looking. She can still eat hard food with no trouble but I'm wondering if this is something to worry about? Is it age related or is there other causes?

Its believed she is the oldest out of the bunch but I have no idea how old that would be. If anyone has or knows where I can see a good picture of teeth, I would appreciate it, I'd like to see just how worn down hers are. Thanks.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Teeth can be fairly worn down in some older hedgehogs, especially if they've been fed a harder kibble most/all of their lives. If she's doing fine, it's nothing to worry about, but you can grind her good into small pieces or even a coarse powder if she seems to have any trouble.

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Old 11-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you. I'll start weighing her food to make sure she is eating a decent amount. The little devil likes to dump her dish and bang it around at night so she got a heavy ceramic dish today and a small kong to play with.
I'm going to introduce her to mealworms too, they should be easier to eat treat. Any recommended fresh foods? I tried cooked carrots last night and all she did was anoint with them.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can also try sweet potatoes, my girl seems to enjoy them. Another thing she likes is a small piece of scrambled egg. If she's awake when I get up I sometimes give her a little piece. I just wanted to say that it's awesome what you and your mother did taking in all those hogs are rehoming all those animals! I hope none of the hedgies really end up having babies!
Good luck,
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