How do you check a mouse's teeth?

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How do you check a mouse's teeth?

Post by Mrs. Beach on Sun May 20, 2012 11:59 am

I've got a little girl just three weeks old who is starting to lose weight. Since this is about the time babies start eating solid food, I wonder if she has dental malocclusion, but she is so small! How do I hold her to look inside her lips at her teeth?
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Re: How do you check a mouse's teeth?

Post by tinyhartmouseries on Sun May 20, 2012 4:56 pm

I scruff them up tight and inspect them. You may not get the natural bite pattern though, but it's probably the best way I can think to do it!

Three weeks is also time that 'failure to thrive' starts in some mice. :/
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Tue May 22, 2012 2:15 am

Thank goodness the little one, after two days of losing weight, shot up by two grams while I was in Pennsylvania! I was really worried about failure to thrive.
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Post by kawmice on Tue May 22, 2012 3:32 am

I am so glad to hear that she is doing better!! Happy
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Post by tinyhartmouseries on Tue May 22, 2012 4:14 am

WooHoo! Go little mouse!
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Re: How do you check a mouse's teeth?

Post by Mrs. Beach on Tue May 22, 2012 2:02 pm

Her name is Stry. She's the darker tiger brindle sister to my blue brindle, Tagarag. Her other sister, a lesser-striped tiger brindle, is Indie. She's smaller than the other two, now, but she didn't start out that way. Funny.
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