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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

the tooth furry

Elizabeth lost a kitten molar a couple of days ago. I was wondering when she was going to start losing teeth, but after doing the research I think I just missed all the other ones. She probably swallowed them. See, she's about six months old now, and kittens start to lose their deciduous or baby teeth at about 3 to 4 months old. Apparently by seven months all the adult teeth should be there. According to PetEducation.com,
Kittens have 26 temporary teeth, 14 in the upper jaw and 12 in the lower jaw.
These deciduous teeth begin to erupt at about two to four weeks of age.
Permanent teeth emerge at about three to four months of age. Cats have 30
permanent teeth, 16 on the top and 14 on the bottom.

Oh right, YOU hold Elizabeth down and count them. I think not.

1 comment:

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Well, if you really want to see the other teeth, they should come out the other end pretty much the same as when she swallowed them.

Whether or not you want to see them that bad, you will have to decide on your own. :-)