I am afraid that my boys bottom teeth are getting to long! What signals that they are too long, what should I watch for? He is eating and everything ok. He is 5 months old. So what do you give your ratties to chew on?
If he's not having trouble eating and has all his top teeth he's likely fine. But my rats get things like hamsteroids and lab blocks and wood chews to gnaw on if they feel like it (and occasionally the window sill, but that wasn't my intention. :lol: )
hamsteroids are grade a in my book, me and my ratties love them. they're colorful little nuggets of bone and shells ground up and picasso always seems to happy to find one in her cage. she picks it up and walks off with it to demolish it in a night. if it's not gone by morning, i at least see these small perfectly round little nuggets in her cage, since i guess they make them round as they chew on them, lol. XD they totally love em.
Yeah, as long as he is eating fine and has all of his top teeth, he should be fine. Rat aren't like other animals that need things to chew to keep their teeth down. They 'brux', and grind their bottom ones against their top ones to keep them the proper length and sharpness.