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    Default 6 yr male/ Weight loss - losing teeth

    hello, I have been giving my 3 squirrels mazzuri rodent blocks about a handful a day. The other two are fine but Clyde is losing weight his spine is showing a little. I do feed apples and sweet potatoes. having him this long I have never seen him this skinny. His top front teeth have recently also fallen out and they seem to not want to grow back. I do not have a vet in the area. Is there anything I can do to help him? He seems to eat his blocks fine. He is usually pickier with his fruit and veggies. Should I maybe try feeding him more fruit and veggies?

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    Default Re: 6 year old male loosing weight.

    very strang. After i fed him today he looks alot more full. I feed him every day maybe it was me overreacting. but should I still be worried about his two top front teeth?

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    I'm so sorry to hear about his teeth. My boy Conker has no uppers, only because he had odatomas, he only had surgery on the left side, twice ( because the dang thing grew back) he fell once hit the right upper I took him to my vet, she was able just to pull it out as it was just barely hanging on and it never grew back 🤔 I assume because of the odatoma. The odatoma was not big enough at the time to do another surgery.

    Ok sorry for the book but wanted to say there is a reason for the teeth falling out, it may not be anything related to odatomas but more likely diet.
    I use to use the blocks your using and was told Envigo-Harlan Teklad Rat food diet global 2018 is much better (I get it on Amazon)
    Also there is a chart on the board showing healthy squirrel diet (you may already be using it) I would certainly add more veggies to the diet, fruit is ok but should not be the main part of their diet.
    Does Clyde seem hydrated?
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    Default Re: 6 year old male loosing weight.

    yes he does seem like he's hydrated he drinks fine. it seems like one of his lower teeth have fallen out also. I have been cutting things up smaller for him to eat.

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    Default males 3 front teeth have fallen out

    Hello after holding Clyde today I have notices another front tooth is missing. he also wakes up with eye gunk but I can wipe it away with a warm cloth and it's fine. I use the squirrel diet guidelines. He gets Mazzuri rodent blocks and usually veggies and fruit.

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    Default Re: 6 year old male loosing weight.

    I would suggest diet change using the other block.
    Also here is the healthy food diet chart.

    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...-Pet-Squirrels

    He may need more calcium etc. I hope others will chime in here to give you some better ideas.
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    I just grabbed henrys healthy blocks online and I will switch to those other blocks as well. i may need to grab calcium powder the tabs are not being eaten. I have 2 others and they are healthy. hes the mellowest and just a sweetpie

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    HHB are very good!
    I'm not sure about extra calcium, I only put that in wondering if that could help. Then again too much isn't good.
    I believe the HHB will give all he needs, let others chime in.
    Along with a good diet. Does he eat the foods from the healthy food chart regularly?
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    Default Re: males 3 front teeth have fallen out

    If you can provide a picture that would help a great to assess the issues with the teeth and any other health problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Monkey View Post
    If you can provide a picture that would help a great to assess the issues with the teeth and any other health problems.
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