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Old 12-14-02, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think I have one of a kind question!!

I wanted to know:

Do snakes grow teeth back if they loose them and is there such a thing a baby teeth or adult teeth?

I think I might stump the best of the best!! LOL

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Old 12-14-02, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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By George I think of got it!!

Snakes grow partly developed replacement fangs behind the main fangs in a type of sheith. If a main fang is broken or lost then a replacement grows and slides into place between 5-6 days after.
The other teeth in a snakes mouth which are small rows of recurved teeth do not regrow because they have about 6 small rows in the mouth. These teeth help hold the prey in place.
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as for the baby or adult teeth No. They have fully fuctional teeth when they are born which grow with the snake.
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Snakes are similar to sharks in the fact that they do have replacement teeth, they do get bumped out and even fall out from time to time but its not to worry. They go through several sets in a lifetime. Hope this helped
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Wow!! you guys know your stuff...Thank-you

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Old 12-15-02, 02:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok we will have to agree with Linds. Teeth do grow back and they are lost regularly.
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