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Old 02-28-2019, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default Teeth going crooked

Hi everyone, I just found out that my Syrian hamster Oreo, her teeth is going crooked. I had her about 3 months, not sure about her age and her main food is Harry Hamster. Her teeth looks crooked when her teeth touches her bottom teeth. I wonder if the food was too hard for her or it’s from her falling too much from the wheel. She is living in storage box and having whimzee for her teeth.



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Old 02-28-2019, 11:03 PM   #2
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Harry Hamster food won't be too hard for her, if she has had some falls it's possible that may have damaged her teeth.
Keep a close eye on them now, they may still wear down ok but if not you would need to see your vet regularly to keep them trimmed.
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:02 AM   #3
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Does she bar chew at all? If she does I would try and stop that as that is the main cause of the teeth growing crooked. They may straighten and it is important you keep up the hard food so they wear down. As long as they are touching against the other teeth opposite they should continue to wear against each other. They look OK length wise just now but keep a watch over them for now.
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:04 AM   #4
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https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small...ssories/174195She is having Trixie wheel 28cm and she always trying to climb on top of it and that’s why she always fall from the wheel. Is there other wheel that I should try?
https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small...ssories/609617 anyone got this one can show the stand at the back?
She is not bar chewing because she is living in a storage box.
Is her teeth getting too long already that I need to bring her to the vet?
Thanks for everyone’s response.

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Old 03-01-2019, 06:21 AM   #5
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That wooden wheel is a good wheel, she may still be able to climb on it though & it would need painting with Plastikote before use.
It's hard to see how long her teeth are in the photos really, keep an eye on how she's eating if she seems to be having difficulty or stops eating her usual food it may be that they're getting too long.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:48 AM   #6
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If she can still climb on the wooden wheel, I’m thinking should I remove the wheel from the cage and just let her out and play around more often. I’m afraid that her fall from the wheel will let her lose her teeth one day.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:23 AM   #7
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You can't remove the wheel, they do really need that in the cage, can you rearrange things to make it more difficult for her to climb on the wheel possibly? Does she have enough other kinds of enrichment to distract her, things like deep substrate to dig in (at least 20cm preferably more), scatter feeding so she can forage for her food, chews like whimzees which they really enjoy, that kind of thing should keep her occupied enough to stop climbing on the wheel.
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