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Old 02-06-2019, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently visited a vet that specializes in hedgehogs here in Korea, and they said that they want to clean her teeth. They said they weren’t bad but there was some plaque. She is 1 year old and when the vet showed me a pic of her teeth, just the molars in the back were a bit yellow near the base. No brown and no black. It will cost about $55. 40 for anesthesia and 15 for the cleaning.

I live in Korea so don’t know if that price is right, but ultimately I’m wondering if it’s just a money grab? Should I go ahead and get her teeth clean and risk the anesthesia, or should I wait until there actually is an issue?
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How did they get a pic of the teeth without anesthesia, ours would never let anyone open her mouth ? Sound a little fishy to me.
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I recently visited a vet that specializes in hedgehogs here in Korea, and they said that they want to clean her teeth. They said they weren’t bad but there was some plaque. She is 1 year old and when the vet showed me a pic of her teeth, just the molars in the back were a bit yellow near the base. No brown and no black. It will cost about $55. 40 for anesthesia and 15 for the cleaning.

I live in Korea so don’t know if that price is right, but ultimately I’m wondering if it’s just a money grab? Should I go ahead and get her teeth clean and risk the anesthesia, or should I wait until there actually is an issue?
Call other vets in your area that treat hedgehogs and ask them about their pricing. Hedgehogs will need their teeth cleaned and are prone to dental disease, but I’m not sure about the price.
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Belties: She was sick for a different reason but checked her teeth while she was still under anesthesia.
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I see, I wonder why if she was already out and they thought they needed cleaned they didnt do it then. Personally I don't think I would have mine put under again if her teeth were just a little yellow.
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I haven't heard of any hedgehogs that have had their teeth cleaned. I would be hesitant to do it unless there is a valid health reason.
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