Chinchillas can experience ill health just like any other pet. So, if you want your chinchilla to live a long and happy life, you have to spot the signs of it being unwell and figure out what’s wrong as soon as possible.

To help your pet get better, you’re probably going to need the help of a vet. That’s what most of the guides below will tell you! But if you don’t know how to spot the symptoms of ill health, or what makes chinchillas sick in the first place, you won’t get it the help it needs.

That’s what the posts below address. Each one is dedicated to a different aspect of a chinchilla’s health: malocclusion, for example, or diabetes. The guide on each illness is broken down to detail its causes, its symptoms, and what must be done to cure and/or prevent it. So whether you think your chinchilla is sick, or you want to learn to avoid health issues, the guides below will help! Pick one you find interesting, or click through the numbered tabs below to find even more posts.