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Problem with incisors-what to do?

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One of my meeces is looking raggedy and is losing weight. He had been treated for ear crud, and has recovered from that pretty nicely. However he still looked very rough. I found a half eaten lump of kibble and a piece of dried bread, both foods which normally wold have been gobbled up immediately. On examination, it appears that one of his lower incisors is about 1/8 of an inch longer than the other. He started taking soft food when offered, and is looking better.

Is there any way I can clip that lower incisor? Or does that have to be done by a vet?
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You can clip them, but it's difficult. Try giving him a cuttle bone or something and see if he can wear it down himself.

If not, you can take him into the vet, and they can grind it down, but it's pricey.
Really you just need to clip the very tips of them. Good luck getting your mouse to hold still though. :p
If they don't chew on the cuttle bone on their own, put a little bit of something on it that they like. A little smear of peanut butter seems to do the trick. :)
Great! I'm glad he liked the cuttle bone! Some mice are very picky about what they chew.

I know most of mine won't touch the wooden chew toys, but they love to chew up popsicle houses when they're making nests. My Spiny mice SHRED popsicle sticks!
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