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Old 06-15-2021, 09:44 AM   #1
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Question Teeth checking

So I was recently on another thread where people where discussing the practicing of scruffing used to check their hamsters teeth and for other medical purposes. I know that it is certainly not meant to be used as a regular handling technique and only for rare occasions such as health checks. If, hypothetically, you were comfortable in scruffing your hamster to check their teeth, how often would you do it. It doesn't seem particularly necessary at the moment but Marnies bottom incisors look to be different lengths and I was wondering if it would be advised for me to scruff her to check them. And if I did, how often should I check them. I was thinking about once every two months and I know that she has is at least accustomed to it because when I arrived at the breeders house that I received her from, they scruffed her right before we left to check her teeth.
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Old 06-15-2021, 02:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Teeth checking

If you think her bottom teeth are different lengths, then yes, it is advisable to check her teeth out. If they are wonky you may need to take her to the vets to sort her teeth out.

I check my syrians about once a week or fortnight, he is very tame.
I check my robos about once a month or so, he is not very tame and is easily stressed, if I saw signs of him being ill or he wasn't eating etc, I would obviously check straight away.

Hope that helps.
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