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I was feeding Puff some mealies last night as well as some beetles (from my mealie farm) and I noticed she was spitting out parts of them. She would chew the mealies and then spit out the exoskeleton and then at one point, half of the mealie. She also chewed the beetle but then spit it out.

As far I can tell, she's been eating her kibble normal, she chews her kibble to crumbs, hasn't lost any weight and was eating her bugs normally up until yesterday. She also ate the mealies I left out for her last night (but I'm not sure how long that took her as I was sleeping).

Also no visible lumps or anything, so I'm obviously not too worried nor do I think this merits a stressful trip to the vet but it did get me thinking....what should I be watching out for if these were early symptoms of an oral tumor? Or just in general what are the signs?
 

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Thanks for all the input :)

That makes me feel a lot better to know she was probably just being picky. I will keep a look out for any further symptoms, and if I'm still worried I'll take a trip to the vet. My vet gets the technician to scruff my hedgies when being examined and she did get a pretty good look in her mouth last time so hopefully she wouldn't need to be gased.

But unless anything else worrisome arises, I think I will just chalk it up to yucky bugs...or hard skinned mealies, as these were the last of the mealies that hadn't turned into pupae yet so I'm guessing their skins were getting hard.
 
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