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    Fur thinning on haunches of chin?

    All my chins have a diet of Timothy hay, oxbow pellets, and the occasional healthy snack (plain shredded wheat, rose hops, plain cheerios, etc.) I'll keep an eye on them tomorrow and see if Jazz does any excessive grooming.
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    Fur thinning on haunches of chin?

    It looks thinned out. The chin that's had the fur thinning problems (Chimi) is housed with another chin (Jazz). Chimi is more dominant than Jazz, and Jazz is much more mellow. I haven't witnessed Jazz chewing on his fur. They haven't had any problems being housed together before, and they get...
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    Fur thinning on haunches of chin?

    My chinchilla's fur has been noticeably thinning on his backside. At first I thought it might be normal shedding, or he got startled and lost some fur, but I'm getting concerned. I checked his fur to see if it was irritated at all (in case of a fungal infection) but his skin looks perfectly...
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    Help, chin is wobbly!

    They gave us two medications: one was a steroid, one was a pain killer. The vet thought he may have head trauma (which would make him disabled) and the other vet thought he might have an ear infection. The medicine she gave us doesn't seem to be doing much.
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    Help, chin is wobbly!

    We have a chinchilla and noticed that he tends to lean toward his right side and his balance isn't very good. We have reason to believe that he has an ear infection, but he doesn't have any discharge or redness in the ear. We are new chinchilla owners and don't know what an ear infection in...
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    Is Vita Prima chinchilla food safe?

    What food would you recommend that I feed my chinchillas?
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    Is Vita Prima chinchilla food safe?

    When I first got a chinchilla, I didn't know much about their diet and I was feeding them all the wrong things. Since then I've done a lot of research about chinchillas and have them on a steady diet of timothy hay and pellets, along with the occasional chinchilla safe treat. However, I was...
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