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Old 07-25-2014, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog Berkeley bit down on her fleece liner and her mouth and teeth got stuck on it. I found her stuck to the fleece and tried to pry it out of her mouth gently. It finally came out but I had to pull a bit. Could there be any damage to her mouth? How can I try to make sure that this doesn't happen again? She seems fine. She was eating like normal and everything right after it happened.
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think that there would be an severe damage, but if you are very worried, you could get her mouth checked out...

How old is she? Do you know the way she got her mouth got stuck?
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She is almost three months old and it just happened a second time. I wonder if she is trying to bite the fleece to avoid being taken out of her cage.


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Could it be pieces of food on the floor that she wants?
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It's not near the food bowl so I'm not sure. :/


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My girl does that with her fleece cozy tunnel. She'll bite the fabric and then drag the tunnel all around her cage.

I don't think it's anything to worry about. If her mouth was damaged, you'd probably see some blood or notice she's not eating, something along those lines.

Do you have any other pieces of fleece or anything else she can burrow in? Maybe she's looking for something to carry around with her. You could try other toys or tunnels.
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Olive loves to bite any fabric ( soft blankets, towels, pretty much everything) that was washed with fabric softener and the regular soap... I think she really likes the smell of the the soap...she bites and drags and anoints... I wash her stuff with free and clear detergent, vinegar ( for the poop and pee smell) and no softener because it will ruin the fleece.... She could really like the smell or taste of detergent if you use it, so you could try washing it with fragrance free laundry detergent
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The only thing I would be worried about is if her tooth becomes loose or sore. I don't know when hedgies lose their baby teeth so maybe it is a baby tooth coming loose?
If you notice she is having problems eating it could be a sign that her mouth is sore.
Not sure how to prevent her from doing that though.
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