Broken Teeth

Etiology: Broken teeth can be a result the hamster’s wide muzzle not allowing for easy prehension of food from standard rodent feeders.

Incidence: Broken teeth commonly occur if improper caging is used for hamsters.

Clinical Signs: Clinical signs can vary depending on the severity of tooth damage. Weight loss can be seen.

Diagnosis: Diagnosis can be made on physical examination of the hamster’s incisors.