This reminds me of when a goat's horns can wrap around the goat's face and potentially gouge their eyes out. This happens more in the wild than anywhere else, but it's still sad
Vet here. I had a hamster patient like this. He would spiral-bind his cheek every few months, then he'd come in, I'd gas him down for a few minutes and trim his teeth, and he'd go on his merry way. We did this for about a year before he finally succumbed to an abdominal tumor. :(
Isn't this the story line of an Angry Beavers episode? They can't gnaw on any wood for some reason and they're afraid of their teeth growing and curling over?
my rat had this problem, he would get it sawed off by the vet every few months. its kinda cute in a derpy way
I had a pet rabbit with this. Eventually the vet pulled them (he started breaking his teeth in between monthly trims) & damaged the growth plate to prevent them from growing back.
I had a pet rat with this problem. If it's not take care of, it can eventually curl around and go into the roof of their mouths. I had to routinely take him into the vet to get his teeth clipped and filed, and eventually we just decided it would be best for him to have his teeth taken out. He had a soft diet after that, but was much happier.