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07-29-09, 12:35 am
I was cleaning my pigs feet today and happened to look in his mouth. His top right front tooth had a crack in it. A little section off to the side had become separated from the rest of the tooth. I also noticed that that tooth was a different color than the others. It was almost a white/yellow color. I am thinking that that tooth might fall off. I know it will grow back, but I am wondering why it cracked.
Has anyone else had a pig with a cracked tooth?
I am feeding them veges twice a day (romaine, carrots, tomatoes, squash, yellow bell pepper, celery some days, and very rarely apple). I know he is getting enough Vit C. I am feeding him pellets with Vit C in it. I also feed him unlimited timothy hay.

07-30-09, 01:13 pm
Sometimes things happen with no known reasons. He could have hit the tooth on something for all we know. Pigs break teeth even on great diets. If it falls out, just make sure he can still eat well and it will grow back.

07-30-09, 02:25 pm
This is very interesting their teeth grow back? Even when they are already adults?

07-30-09, 02:33 pm
Yes, they grow back. Guinea pig teeth grow continuously, that's why they have to have a proper diet to wear them down.

07-30-09, 02:36 pm
Yes thats right that is why they need the hay sorry I think I already knew that silly me Thanks!