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    Labs showed kidney issues...

    Thank you both. I'm still in shock. I'll post a memorial in the other board when my head clears. This one hurt like ****. 💜 Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
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    Labs showed kidney issues...

    Things took another unexpected turn when I brought her home. She wouldn't eat and was dragging her hind quarters behind her, clearly in pain. I rushed her right back to the vet and ultimately make one of the hardest decisions of my life. I know I did the right thing, but it still hurts like...
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    Labs showed kidney issues...

    The ultrasound was today and we had an interesting turn of events. I just found out it's an infected uterus, and the infection is severe enough that it spread to her kidneys. He wants to do TMS and a spay on Monday, which is obviously high risk, but not as high risk as doing nothing and letting...
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    Labs showed kidney issues...

    Thank you. I've read the same, and she's been on a lot of Metacam in her short life. It was always a low dose, and never for longer than needed, but I wouldn't doubt it if that added up over time to get us to where we are now. I'm trying to maintain optimism and hope it's something treatable and...
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    Labs showed kidney issues...

    Since no one has responded and this is evidently rare, I'm going to continue to post updates on this thread in the event that my experience may help someone else in the future. Her weight crashed to 414 today, so I started handfeeding with EFL. Her energy is still good, she has a lot of fight...
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    Labs showed kidney issues...

    Hi everyone! It's been a while since I was on here. Some of you may remember that Nixi is my problem chin. The other three never have issues... always her. She started leaving her pellets all over the floor of the cage and dropped from 470g to 421g. She bounced back up to 429g yesterday, so at...
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    Feeding Horse Hay

    I tried the compressed hay from TSC a few years ago. They ate it for a single day and then rejected it.
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    He pushed me.

    Yep! They all have very distinctive personalities. Two of mine hate to be disturbed while sleeping. Buddha shoves me away all the time. 7 years later, it's still hysterical.
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    Fitting double ferret nation in ford focus

    My last car was a 2008 Focus, and I had to break the cage down to move it. The cage was about 2 inches too deep to clear the opening between the trunk and the seats. Sorry. :( Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
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    Defensive sounds?

    My guys make that sound when their cage mate grooms them too hard, or when I pick them up and they're not in the mood. What was happening when he made that sound?
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    Taking a difficult chinchilla to the vet

    You're very welcome! I'm glad her eye's doing better, and I agree that a vet visit is a good idea... just to be safe. Hopefully it's minor!
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    Taking a difficult chinchilla to the vet

    You could throw a towel over her to catch her. It's less traumatic for both of you. As long as you're taking her to a good exotic vet, they'll know how to hold her so that they can do the exam. I have two that loathe being handled, but they're totally different chins once they're out of...
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    Chin recently passed from Dental Surgery

    If you don't have a TV or radio in the room already, you could try adding one or both. I'm sure this goes without saying, but also be sure to give him lots of extra attention for the next few weeks. Even if you just sit and read or sing to him, it can help.
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    Chinchilla ate plastic

    I'd wait it out and just keep a really close eye on him. As long as he continues eating, drinking and pooping, he's fine. Mine ate pieces of the old FN plastic shelves, large amounts of PVC from their old tubes, and headphone wires without any ill effects. Freak occurrences are always possible...
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    Do you switch hay brands slowly, like with pellets?

    You can do a cold switch on the timothy hay. I've done it more times than I can count without issue. I always end up back at Oxbow, but at least I can say I've tried other brands. Finicky furkids. :))