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Prevent Chinchilla Health Scares

The key to keeping to your chinchilla to stay healthy and not sick is the same with people…Prevention. Despite the precautions taken, sometimes the measures are still missing. It is essential that your chinchilla’s kennel has food and freshwater daily. His cage must be clean and the food does not contain fungi or insects and should have enough room for movement. These will give your chinchilla a lot of space to roam around. Any breach of the aforementioned can have some effects on your chinchilla. Remember that chinchillas have a very sensitive digestive system. Chinchilla’s cannot discard bad food from their system very easily; this means it is easy for them to become ill.

The following health issues can affect your chinchilla and how to treat health issues:

Constipation:

You will be able to easily tell when a chinchilla has constipation. Their waste is dry, small, oddly shaped, and has a bad odor. Give the chinchilla plenty of water and fresh hay.

Swelling:

A chinchilla will resemble a balloon and their waste will have mucus. His waste is also holey and sticky. Make sure to give your chinchilla a long period of exercise.

Diarrhea:

A chinchilla’s waste will like a grape. Diarrhea in a chinchilla can be because the hay is moldy or from algae that grew in its waters. Check the hay for the formation of mold and the water of algae. It is essential that the water gets changed every day. Make sure to look and see if the diarrhea is due to a change of environment.

Cramps and convulsions:

If your pet has no movement or starts to shake, it might be a sign of a seizure attack. This can be done by stress, a head injury, or the lack of calcium. It’s easy to tell if a chinchilla lacks calcium, the chinchilla’s teeth will turn white. Do not allow your pet to get injured. They should be always being kept warm. Because this is a more serious problem, make sure to visit the veterinarian right away.

In addition to everything already mentioned, you should immediately visit a veterinarian if your chinchilla has one of the following:

Constipation or severe diarrhea, eye injuries from an object, pneumonia, weight loss, eating poison, and any broken bones in any part of their body. One of these issues will need pet care from a veterinary expert.

I hope that you never have to experience this with me. There’s a number of steps you can take to make sure that your pet remains healthy and does not have any health risks. Following are some tips:

– Keep cleaning the cage on a consistent basis.

– Do not change their diets; they have a delicate digestive system.

– Do not move chinchillas around very much, chinchillas cannot handle change very well, particularly sudden ones. If they have to move, try to do it slowly.

– Make sure that their food fresh.

– Make sure that they always have fresh water and it’s constantly changed.

– Your food should be used in small portions.

– Chinchillas are late-night animals; make sure they rest during the day.

If these tips are followed, your chinchilla will have a long and healthy life.

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