Message Number: FHL11892 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "sukiedaviscrandall"
Date: 2010-07-27 14:34:10 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: BALD BABY FERRET????

For some reason the album link did not work as it should.
Yahoogroups has been having some problems recently.

Here are the ones with dental aging photos and if the
links do not work directly then go to the album names:

Dental Aging of Ferret Kits

Kit Teeth Development

Deciduous teeth are the baby teeth that get shed.

Here are the usual approximate eruption ages of permanent teeth (when
they first start to come out) as per _Biology and Diseases of the

Day 50 (around 7 weeks of age): both upper and lower canines, and
the lower Molar 1

Day 53 (around 7 and 1/2 weeks of age): upper molar 1

Day 60 (around 8 and 1/2 weeks): upper premolars 2-4, lower premolar 2

Day 67 (around 9 and 1/2 weeks): lower premolar 3

Day 74 (around 10 and 1/2 weeks): lower premolar 4 and molar 2

Here is what the various teeth are: The incisors are at the very
front and they are single rooted simple teeth. Moving just behind
them in any quadrant you find the canines which are single and deeply
rooted long spear-looking teeth. Just behind that are the premolars.
Don't let the numbers confuse you; they reflect ancestral mammalian
numbers and not every animal species has all of them. For instance
some species might have P3 and P4 but totally lack P1 and P2.
Premolars are more complex but are not as broad or complex as molars.
Molars are the back cheek teeth.

Eyes open at about 4 weeks.

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:

"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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