Grinding teeth?

Nezhka

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Do chins grind their teeth when they're annoyed? I've heard my other chins make quiet teeth-grinding sounds, but Buster makes really loud ones.

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peacelovepiphi

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My little one does the same thing... even when I am gently holding her or feeding her a treat... I wish I knew what it meant!
 
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Diva Chins

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Bubbles would always click her teeth at me and grind them when I first took her in. Now she never does it, though she does make some really odd noises when she's sniffing my hand to see if it has a treat for her, but I think that's because she's an older girl and can't see very well either.
 
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KrisLynn

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Mine clicks his teeth sometimes just randomly...it's strange.
 

Ash

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Depending on the chin, the clicking and grinding could mean different things. Happiness, annoyance, boredom. You'd have to look at the chin's current demeanor to determine it.
 

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I have one that does so when he is pissed at me (like when I used to have to give him meds) and two that do so when they are happy-usually when they want skritches or just got a treat...

I would just pay attention to his other actions to try and understand it more. Like Stolie is the one who does this when mad, and I know he's mad because he gets on his favorite ledge and "pouts" and later on chips at me...kind of barking
 

ann1

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I had a couple of chins do this when I first got them. I figured they were just scared or stressed a little.
 

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