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Guinea Pig Back Teeth

Guinea pigs have back teeth that grow all the time - the upper and lower teeth meet, so they grind against each other when the piggy eats, which keeps them short. 

Unfortunately this doesn't always go according to plan - sometimes the teeth don't meet properly, so they grow very long, leading to the guinea pig being unable to eat properly. 

Here is an example we've seen recently: in the first photo, you can see the teeth have grown up along the roof of the piggy's mouth. 

Happily the guinea pig was successfully treated - we anaesthetised her, then trimmed the teeth short. She has recovered really well :)