Can Chinchillas Get Hairballs?

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?

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What Is Bumblefoot (and How to Fix It)

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.

To learn more, read our guide below!

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