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Old 01-06-2015, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Lost a tooth?

Today while I was taking out Martin's bedding to give it a wash, I noticed something strange drop out of it and into his cage. I picked it up and it seems to be a tooth! It looks to be a molar / back tooth - definitely too large to be a fang. It also has the root and everything, so it wasn't broken off. Needless to say I panicked a bit.

Martin is 2 years old. He broke off one of his fangs a long time ago. He's always had his water in a bowl and has been eating the same kitten kibble (Blue Buffalo) since he was a wee baby hoglet. I did notice that he hadn't eaten as much as he usually does for the past two days, so I'm thinking he lost it at some point over the weekend. Otherwise, he's been his usual self.

I'm planning on adding some water to his kibble tonight to soften it for him.

Should I be concerned that he's lost a tooth at his age?
Is it normal for hedgies to lose their adult teeth?
What could have caused him to lose a back tooth?
Is there anything specific I can do or should look for in the coming days?
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've just been dealing with teeth issues in a hedgie.
He is kinda young to be losing his teeth, but if its just the one it probably isn't anything to be concerned with yet.

Once the spot where it came out heals, he should still be able to eat regular kibble. If he is struggling with crunching up kibble then he might have a bigger problem.
I would keep an eye on how much he is eating and try to get him to eat kibble with you watching to see if he struggles with it.

Also check his mouth and jaw over for any swelling or lumps.

I was clued in to my hedgies teeth problem because he wasn't eating much and losing weight. I noticed when he tried to eat kibble he wasn't crunching on it, he would first move each piece around in his mouth to soften it up.

If you are concerned, he should see a vet. They will need to use anesthesia to put him under and do a check up.

Edit: He's super cute! I love that coloring so much.
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