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Old 06-29-2019, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

I was curious if any other hedgie owners have had their babies teeth removed?

Mine had 8 removed, and one filed down for comfort. But he has been foaming and drooling at the mouth for a while. When he sleeps and wakes up he ends up covered in his own drool.

Could this be an issue with his teeth? My vet told me to put him on antibiotics 2 weeks ago and he is still doing it in his sleep. When we awake the drooling seems to lessen.

I cant schedule anything until monday so Im stuck with forums for help until then.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hard to say why he's drooling. Probably just to lack of teeth or maybe it's normal. Is he functioning well otherwise? I'd ask another vet that's specialized in hedgie. My hedgehog lost both molars its 4 teeth in 1. He stopped eating and was opening and closing his mouth I thought he was dying from old age or something bad happened and it did but thankfully the vet was able to get the tooth out out of his mouth. It was already broken off just stuck in my hedgehogs mouth with the sharp end. He gave us some antibiotic too. But I was force feeding a few times and giving the med but then i wanted to give him a chance to eat on his own and he started eating I was so relieved and happy, now he's eating a lot more than before. I make sure to soak his food well
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I stopped the medication after 3 times because the vet gave it just in case I guess. He was available for free consultation on the phone which was great I asked if he saw an actual wound for which we need to give antibiotic he said no and said we could stop the medicine to not stress the hedgehog. He's doing great now hopefully he stays this way. He's 5 btw
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hello, my boy often drools and has foamed at the mouth several times before.

He had his mouth x-rayed and fully examined under anesthetic. We had a biopsy done as 3 out of 4 sides of his gums were inflamed, it came back as gingivitis. No missing teeth or any lose ones.

He’s had medicine which helped and he’s only foamed a couple times since (this started back last Fall). But he’s continued to drool and holds a lot of saliva in his mouth all the time. He also has quite stinky breath. In my experience he foams when something gets stuck in his mouth (either food or semen)

Just thought I’d share my experience. Were your boy’s gums checked? Are they red or inflamed?

I also soften my boy’s food. He refuses to eat anything hard. Did the foaming and drooling start before he had his teeth removed or it’s something that’s happened after surgery only?

Hoping he gets better soon
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