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guinea pig broke teeth

August 12th, 2004, 03:02 PM
Hi All,
Our almost 3 yr old guinea pig somehow managed to brake her 2 upper front teeth :( . Does anyone know how to deal with it :confused: . what should I feed her, how long it usualy takes to grow back. Any special concerns. I think she broke it on her drinking bottle, she loves to play with it and pul on the mettal tube. any sugestions and experiences are very velcome. Thank you everyone for your help. Take care.


August 12th, 2004, 03:35 PM
She broke both of them. You should really take her to the vet. It could affect her eating habbits, she wont be able to eat like she usually does.

August 12th, 2004, 03:56 PM
How many sets of teeth do guinea pigs get.

August 12th, 2004, 04:29 PM
How many sets of teeth do guinea pigs get.

They only get one, unfortunatly (or so I hear) I use to have a guinea pig and someone told me they only get there teeth once, they have the same teeth there whole life, so I have heard

August 12th, 2004, 04:33 PM
I'm not sure but aren't guinea pigs like hampsters where their two front teeth always grow and they have to naw on something to keep them from getting too long? i'm not positive and am courius does anyone know?

Lucky Rescue
August 12th, 2004, 04:48 PM
Like all rodents, guinea pig's teeth grow constantly and they need to chew to keep the teeth worn down.

How much of the teeth are broken off? If they are jagged from the break, you may need to have the vet trim them so they are more even.

August 12th, 2004, 07:22 PM
2 of her upper teeth broke. How do I feed her meanwhile? Do anyone here know a vet in north west Mississauga who is knowlegable in guinea pigs?

August 30th, 2004, 04:32 PM
Our 3 yo Guinea Pig also has broken teeth and we don't know how or why? What did you learn from your experience? Any words of advice? We only acquired our wonderful little friend 2 weeks ago and are really challenged by this.