This article is from the Fall 2001 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.
By Nichole Royer
Rodent’s front teeth are very special. They are very different from yours and mine. They are shaped like chisels, with a wide base and a sharp pointed end. Since the teeth never stop growing and the rodents never stop grinding the ends down, they are always sharp. These teeth are very important since the rodents use them to chew through tough nut shells, tree bark, snip off grasses and leaves, and even defend themselves against predators.