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Old 12-08-2014, 01:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
SarahH
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I can tell you at Sprinkles' first wellness exam, the vet checked her teeth for us, and the method she used might work for you... She took a tongue depressor (it has to be the wide kind, a popsicle stick wouldn't work) and got her to bite that, then twisted it sideways so it wedged her mouth open for a couple of seconds. I'm thinking you could make this easier by maybe smearing the end of the stick with some wet food, or a squished mealworm so it smells yummy? Also, I'd think having 2 people would be helpful: one to do the stick thing, the other to actually look at the teeth - I know I wouldn't be talented enough to do both without a LOT of practise, and I'm guessing your hedgehog wouldn't like your efforts to practise all that much
Hope that helps?
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