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Old 11-19-2013, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently adopted a very sweet 2 and a half year old hedgehog named Humphrey. He was abused by his first owner and unfortunately is missing his back feet! I have worked hard to make his entire life filled with soft--non-loopy--fabrics, and love.
While I was holding him the other day, he spit a molar tooth out into my hand! I was shocked (although the molar was not bloody, so it seems that it came out cleanly) and tried my hardest to do some exploring around his teeth. It appears that he is missing lots of teeth, however I do not know exactly how many and unfortunately don't have a photo to share (he was not pleased to have me poking around his mouth).
His gum line looks very healthy, though.
Is this something that I should rush him to the vet for and have him gassed and checked out thoroughly? Or is this something that I should keep an eye on and monitor his eating abilities for a while first?
Thank you!
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I have no experience on this, but from the archives: you can sometimes get a good look at his teeth by offering a q-tip to bite on (plain if he bites at everything, coated in something tasty if he's not a biter).
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Oh my god. That makes me want to throw up, how could someone abuse a sweet innocent little hedgie? I'm a new owner so I don't have any advice for you, I just wanted to say thank you for rescuing him and giving him the love he deserves.
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