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I just looked at my 4 girl's teeth. They do not meet in the middle (are longer) and they started to go in different directions. It's the same thing for all my 4 girls! MY new rat (got her a week ago) teeth had a cavity but it went away and her teeth are a tiny bit too long but I just gave her a chewie so I'm not worried. And yeah, my 4g are bad chewers but still have 10+ chew toys! Idk what I should do? Should I see a vet or should I trim them myself? How do I do that??? HELP I'm panicking!!!!!
 

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I just looked at my 4 girl's teeth. They do not meet in the middle (are longer) and they started to go in different directions. It's the same thing for all my 4 girls! MY new rat (got her a week ago) teeth had a cavity but it went away and her teeth are a tiny bit too long but I just gave her a chewie so I'm not worried. And yeah, my 4g are bad chewers but still have 10+ chew toys! Idk what I should do? Should I see a vet or should I trim them myself? How do I do that??? HELP I'm panicking!!!!!

Ok ...first - "cavity" is another word for "hole" - they don't simply "go away".
I think you need to find a vet and bring your rats in for a check-up.
 

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For sure! Cavities are serious and don’t just go away. You need to get all 4 of your rats’ teeth trimmed by an exotic vet, because from your description it sounds like they’re overgrown. Hopefully your rats’ teeth are not as bad as this picture, but here’s a picture of overgrown teeth.
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Ok ...first - "cavity" is another word for "hole" - they don't simply "go away".
I think you need to find a vet and bring your rats in for a check-up.
For sure! Cavities are serious and don’t just go away. You need to get all 4 of your rats’ teeth trimmed by an exotic vet, because from your description it sounds like they’re overgrown. Hopefully your rats’ teeth are not as bad as this picture, but here’s a picture of overgrown teeth. View attachment 303648
First, the cavity was just some black stuff on her teeth and it DID go away! MY rat's teeth are a bit shorter than that. My vet would charge 200$ per rat so Idk if that's an option. I think I could trim them myself? I could get some nail clippers and try.
 

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I think it would be safer to file them down as clipping could lead to damage.
 

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I just used a metal fingernail file when I did it. You may have to put your rat in a sock so they can't run away though. (ik that sounds terrible)
 

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I just used a metal fingernail file when I did it. You may have to put your rat in a sock so they can't run away though. (ik that sounds terrible)
Phew! Cipping it with a nail clipper did seem scary. TYSM!
 

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What do you feed your rats? Overgrown teeth shouldn't be a problem if your feeding lab blocks. At least I haven't heard about it being a problem while feeding lab blocks.
 

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What do you feed your rats? Overgrown teeth shouldn't be a problem if your feeding lab blocks. At least I haven't heard about it being a problem while feeding lab blocks.
Oxbow rat food
 
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