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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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when truff has a drink recently she is making a strange kind of grindy noise with her teeth, she is otherwise fine is this normal?


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She's probably just grinding her teeth, i have noticed mine do it occasionally one more than the others normally. I have checked all mines teeth too and all perfectly normal so nothing to do with their teeth being too long. What i think is its just a case of them swirling the water round in their mouths probably to remove loose debris such as food etc.... and as they do it they grind their teeth. As i have noticed they do it more after eating than at any other time I wouldn't worry too much, i would check her teeth and if they are fine and shes normal i wouldn't worry at all

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ooh she didn't like that! her teeth are fine, tho wether she'll trust me again i dunno! hee hee, thanx for puttin my mind at rest, it's easy to panic!


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Yes, it is easy to panic i agree it alarmed me the first time i heard Basil doing it but i checked him over and he was as fit as a fiddle and his teeth were and still are perfectly fine and he's been doing it for the last 3 years so i wouldn't be over worried

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Mine do that sometimes.. Bless 'em

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My Tinkerbell does it all the time. She has done it since she was just a little thing. We just figured it was a nervous habit that she doesn't even know she is doing, although sometimes if you chatter your teeth back she'll chat with you like that for a while.
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