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Old 02-21-2018, 06:51 AM   #1
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Default Tooms just ate a pencil rubber will he be ok?

I just let tooms explore the floor without his ball and forgot to pick up a pencil rubber which he found and started nibbling I got it off him almost instantly but what if he's managed to eat any of it? Will he be ok?!
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: Tooms just ate a pencil rubber will he be ok?

He is unlikely to have eaten any. Just keep an eye on him to make sure he is eating, peeing and pooping as normal If anything changes then see a vet. He likely pouched it if he did get any so be sure to check his store and remove any if you find it there.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:21 AM   #3
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Default Re: Tooms just ate a pencil rubber will he be ok?

You mean store as in where he's burrys his stuff? Thank you I was rather worried will keep an eye on the little trouble maker
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:24 AM   #4
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Yes his hoard where he puts his seeds and stuff. Sometimes they unpouch bits in to there!
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:32 AM   #5
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Default Re: Tooms just ate a pencil rubber will he be ok?

Our Syrian, Newt, has an obsession with the TV remote control when he's on the sofa and always tries to have a nibble of it, but I keep an eye on it! Typical boy, hogging the remote control lol. I wouldn't have thought the tiny bit nibbled would do any harm. And as Souffle said he may have hoarded it. Which does mean checking his house - no mean feat if the pieces are teeny tiny! I think I would just leave it. You could have a poke around to see if you can see any - or if you're really worried, you may just need to clean out his whole house contents, but I would put back as much as you can after checking - his nest and the same bedding, so it doesn't stress him too much. If you have to remove his hoard because it's too hard to check through, just put a nice pile of new food back where the hoard was before. And give him an extra treat or two in the cage for him to find,to make up for it.

I had to do this a while back when Newt pouched a little piece of fresh chicken I offered him while out of the cage. He only gets freeze dried chicken now!
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:53 AM   #6
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Default Re: Tooms just ate a pencil rubber will he be ok?

Ok I just checked his box he'd been sleeping in and nothing but he's decided to go settle in his other hide but he's in bed now so I'll have to check later... If I don't find it should I be concerned there is a chip off it about 2mm or so but that could have already been there
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:09 AM   #7
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Just keep an eye on him - I'm sure he'll be fine.
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