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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2009, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hamster's teeth

hi everyone. I have a chinese dwarf hamster, i just took at look at his teeth. the top look fine, but the bottom teeth are long and they are Y shaped now (they are turning out from each other). he has a wooden hiding place that he can chew on, paper towel rolls, and several different types of chewable sticks. but he does not chew on them, he does chew on the paper towel rolls but it is not strong enough to trim his teeth. is there anything else i can put in his cage to trim his teeth down? do i have to take him to a vet? is there something i can do at home (i live in a small area and i don't think they are any vets that will care for hamster)?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 04:13 PM
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You should take him to the vet to get his teeth trimmed. When they get that long, it really starts to hurt them when they bite down or chew on anything, so theyre teeth just keep getting longer, and he will eventually stop eating.
You just want to make sure he has more to chew on. Try apple tree branches, untreated wood, and other things that pet stores sell.



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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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i already have tons of stuff in his cage including apple wood sticks, and a wooden houses that he can chew on, and other types of sticks that i bought at petsmart. he just won't chew on them. all he does is eats (which he is still able to do) and plays in his wheel. i read a few things online that i could trim them myself with nail clippers or a nail file. i also read about dog milkbones being of help to trim the teeth down, i have put some in his cage and i keep checking. he has been eating the milkbones. i have looked today again, and i don't think they are to long (i found a few pictures online of how long they should be and they are about the same as the pictures). i also noticed that they only go in a y shape when the teeth are pressed on. so i will see how the milkbones work and take it from there.

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