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    Potentially Rehoming a Chinchilla CONCERNS

    I agree with Amethyst. I see no reason not to go for it. We got one of our chinchillas from some people who could no longer keep him. They were feeding him raisins, peanuts in the shell, peppermint candy, Charlie Chinchilla Food - and he also had an outdoor cage so he could "get some sun and...
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    Foot Injury

    If it is not actively bleeding anymore and he is using it, I would just keep an eye on it and not rush off to the vet. If he is not touching it to the ground, or if he starts chewing it, definitely take him to the vet.
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    Chinchilla bald patch above eye?

    I agree with force feeding. It's not fun for you or for them, but if their gut stops moving you have a whole new set of problems.
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    Chinchilla bald patch above eye?

    Is it swollen, or just bald? I can't really tell from the picture. If it's swollen, it could be an abscess. If it's just bald, it does look like it could be ringworm.
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    Question about wooden ledges for cage

    You can also make your own shelves and ledges from poplar or kd pine boards from Lowe’s or Home Depot. They will cut them down to whatever size you want and then you just buy the hardware and take them home and finish them. All you need is a drill for the hardware. Google “making your own...
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    Greetings all!

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    Persistent eye infections

    She may also need an oral antibiotic - and perhaps a longer dose of the eye drops or ointment. If she has a corneal tear or abrasion, those can be difficult to heal and can take a lot of patience and time. ZZ had a corneal tear after a URI and conjunctivitis years ago and we had to put drops in...
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    New place/unhappy Chinchilla

    I would give it some time and she should settle in. Some people buy play pens (for small dogs) and set those up around their cage so their chinchilla can come in and out of their cage during playtime. I'm sure you could do a search for play time or play pens and get a lot of ideas from the...
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    Humidity Issue (Again)

    For the humidity, you can buy a dehumidifier.
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    Chinchilla pee/bedding smells?

    I tried Carefresh in the beginning and couldn’t tolerate it. I am very sensitive to smells and I could smell pee instantly. We switched to pine and/or aspen pellet litter and it is much better.
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    VERY dry ears.

    It should work itself off with his next dustbath or two. Unless it’s a huge glob I wouldn’t worry about it.
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    VERY dry ears.

    You can find Bag Balm in little tins at Walmart. Just rub small amount onto his ears a couple of times a day for a few days, and obviously not right before or after you’ve dusted him.
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    Bonded chins won't stop fighting

    So sorry for your loss.
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