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Teeth checks

How do you check a mouses teeth? Do you scruff them like you do with hamsters?


  • AnnBAnnB Mouse
    Posts: 1,047
    I confess that having never had a tooth problem in my mice, I've stopped checking. I just watch them while they're eating to make sure everything seems normal but in the past, I've wrapped them in a bit of fleece and gently turned them over a bit. Scruffing should do the job too.
  • KawaiiKawaii Lemming
    Posts: 256
    With my hamsters I scruff and either pull back their lips gently with my fingertips or if it's a nipper use an earbud.

    Proud owner of 2 chinchillas and a dwarf hamster

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  • MouseLoverMouseLover Lemming
    Posts: 188
    I've never had a tooth problem with my mice either, and must admit I never check my mice's teeth... *oops*.
    I watch/observe them every day though, and tend to assume that if they're eating plenty then everything must be okay.
    Hamster: Archie
    Mice: Honey, Violet, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
    Rainbow Bridge: Daisy, Peach, Ivy, Penelope, Hazel, Ruby, Clover, Peanut, Minnie, Ginger
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