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Teeth Gap in teeth/item stuck in teeth

4boipigs

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I noticed that Gungnir’s bottom teeth had a gap between them recently. Upon further inspection there was a green item wedged between his teeth, halfway down his teeth. I got it out with tweezers. Now his teeth are back to normal. Should be concerned about his teeth or leave it since he appears fine now? I have no idea what could have gotten wedged between his teeth, aside from a piece of wood from a dangling toy (which is not green).
 
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It’s good that you noticed this and you were able to take care of it. Since they are chewing all the time, it could have been a tough hay stem or part of a wood toy. Their saliva usually turns the color of what they eat, so green lettuce could have ended up coloring a little piece of wood or hay stalk.
 
I have had the same thing happen with a couple of my pigs. once the item was removed the teeth were fine. I believe the trick is to catch it quickly which you have.
 

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