Health & First Aid

Chinchilla Shopping List

I remember when I rescued my chinchilla, Jasper. Jasper showed up at my doorstep in nothing but a tiny dog carrier. Yes, I said dog carrier! The woman who owned him lived in a van and had this poor little guy living in a tiny space not even big ...

Chinchilla Basic First Aid & Basic Wound Management

Basic Wound Management. Every chinny owner will, at some point, come across a wound on their pet - these can range in severity from superficial wounds such as a scratch, or a cut lip/nose, to the more serious nipped toe (some chins have had their ...

Chinchilla Pre and Post Operation Preparation

Anesthetics Isoflurane (and sevoflurane) gaseous anesthetics are very well tolerated by chins - much more so than Halothane. When possible request that your vets uses either one. Less than 1% Isoflurane is metabolized - the rest is merely ...

Chinchilla Hair Rings – What It Is And How To Remove It – Video Demo

Some male chins are more prone to hair rings than others. Breeding males should be regularly checked - especially if they are "novice breeders." However, males that are not used for breeding can still get hair rings too - and should periodically ...

Is Chinchilla Malocclusion A Long Agonizing Death Sentence

Malocclusion is a disease that all Chinchilla Owners should be aware of. The reason being that if your animal is affected, it will suffer a long agonizing death, unless you act promptly. There is no cure for this genetic disease. Everyone should be ...

Chinchilla Care Sheet

Before bringing your chinchilla home: Ensure you have a cage set up and ready, Be sure that your family is aware your new pet will need peace and quiet to settle into their new home. Ensure your chinchilla is not unduly disturbed by other ...

Preventing Chinchilla Environmental Stress

Environmental stress can distress your chinchilla in many different ways. This type of stress results in either behavioral or health concerns. Your pet can experience the following: anti-social behavior that comprises of biting, fighting, spraying ...

Chinchilla Temperature – Keeping chins cool in the summer

The chinchilla in the wild has adapted to live in a rugged terrain, where nightly and winter temperatures may drop well below freezing. Being crepuscular/nocturnal creatures by nature, during the day when temperatures may rise, they may rest ...

How Does Exercise Effects Chinchillas

The chinchilla is a very special exotic animal. It is nocturnal, has the thickest fur among all land animals, and is also very sensitive to high levels of heat and humidity. However, like all other animals that are used to being in the wild, the ...

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