He broke one of his bottom teeth yesterday. He ate plenty of shredded lettuce, and had a healthy appetite. He devoured a ton of Critical Care, and had fun with with it because he got away with nibbling Mommy's fingers. He wasn't able to eat the chopped pepper I gave him, though, so I'll try blenderizing it for him.
I checked out the page about broken teeth, and it says I don't need to see the vet about it. I'm figuring this is correct, right?
Yesterday, something weird was sticking out of his mouth. It was long and dried, and smelled really bad. I have no idea whether it was old food that was stuck in his mouth, or if it was vomit. It hasn't occurred since. Since I was concerned about the stuff that came out of his mouth, I began syringing him a pellet slurry. He took it somewhat willingly.
Tonight, when I got home, I began syringe-feeding him. When I stuck the syringe into his mouth (Not roughly, either,) the bottom tooth that hadn't previously broken broke off. It didn't come all the way out of the mouth; it is still there, hanging onto the gum. I don't know whether or not to pull it out.
He is still active and curious. My mom said that he was huddled in a corner earlier, but then she put a pigloo in and he began running around and getting all excited. When I put him back in the cage after he broke his tooth, he ran around rumblestrutting and being a generally happy pig.
I've mixed up a very watery pellet slurry for him. I don't know if I should feed him anything else. Keep in mind, the broken tooth is still in his mouth.
I know for sure that he has some sort of tooth problem. I'm calling the vet to make an appointment tomorrow morning.
Please help! I'm really worried about him. I don't think I'll get any sleep tonight.
- We miss our sweet Oreo
Se also said that the nasty stuff in his mouth had probably just been old food that had been sitting in his cheeks.
Just a habit I got into from handfeeding baby birds, but it seems to suit the small furries as well.