Message Number: YG7457 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-09-25 12:32:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Baby ferrets - double sets of
bottom teeth?

Sara Munz wrote:
> Our shelter just took in a pair of 7-8 week old
> ferrets. I think they are our first "casualty", so to
> speak, from the horrible events on September 11.
> Not having dealt much with babies in a long time, my
> question is this. Both of them appear to have
> duplicate sets of bottom teeth, including the canines.
> Is one set the permanent one and the other the baby
> teeth, or is this something I should be worried about?

You are right, they are between 7 and 8 weeks old. The adult canines
begin erupting at 50 days and they will have both sets for about a week.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

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