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Slanted incisors

Guinea pigs, like rabbits, can be prone to teeth and jaw problems. This is mainly due to the fact that their teeth grow constantly. Signs that indicate a teeth or jaw problem include a change in eating habits (i.e. eating less, choosing to eat soft vegetables, not eating hay), increased salivation and a change in the angle of the occlusal surface of the incisors (the surface where the incisors meet). If you notice any of these signs, you should consult a vet.

Normally, the incisors teeth will wear completely horizontally. If this starts to become a slope (as in Myrtle's case as seen on Facebook), it is a sign there is a problem with the way your guinea pig is eating. This problem could be mouth pain (caused by wounds or molar spurs) or jaw pain (most commonly caused by abscesses).

Myrtle's slanted incisors

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