Ringworm is a fungal condition that spreads easily. But can chinchillas get it, and if so, how do you treat it? Can you use antifungal medication?
For you, a UTI might be painful and annoying, although for your chinchilla UTI (urinary tract infection) can be deadly. But how—and what are the symptoms?
Hairballs commonly affect pets—but not all pets. With chins having such thick fur, it would make sense if they did too. So can chinchillas get hairballs when they groom themselves or each other? Or when they fight, or when they shed loose fur?
Chinchillas poop lots, and it’s normally dry and solid. But do chinchillas get diarrhea? Is it caused by the same issues? How do you fix it—and is it serious?
Bumblefoot is a where the natural calluses on your chinchilla’s feet become too thick. Fluid develops underneath them and can rupture the skin, or the skin can crack when dry. If the wound becomes infected, it becomes a painful open abscess. This stops your chinchilla walking. The infection can spread, and can kill, so take your chinchilla to the vet.
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