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    Seizures or adrenaline rush?

    Hello, new chin owner here. I’ve had my chin for a few months now and everything has been okay but I noticed yesterday and then again today that my chin was vibrating/shaking. They would still try to walk and jump on their hut and platforms but while shaking. I read it could be adrenaline...
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    Hoping someone can help me figure this out! (Stomach and skin issues)

    Thank you for your response! I wonder now if it could just be dry skin. I saw that you could use a UV light to check for ringworm and it looks like he’s clear according to the UV light. On top of the negative ringworm test.
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    Hello from Texas!

    Thank you! And yes, according to the vet—his ringworm test came back negative!
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    Hoping someone can help me figure this out! (Stomach and skin issues)

    Thank you so much for your response! He gets 2-3 dust baths a week in humid Texas and I gave him a dose of gas drops today! I will update on his stomach issues if I notice any difference. His diet is pellets, lots of alfalfa since it’s his favorite, Timothy hay and orchard hay, no treats. I want...
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    Hoping someone can help me figure this out! (Stomach and skin issues)

    Hello, I am new to this forum and have been reading as much as I can looking for answers! I got my chin a couple months ago when he was 1-2 months old. He was very sweet and friendly from the very moment he was home. About a week to 2 weeks of having him, I was changing his water bottle and...
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    Hello from Texas!

    Hi! I’ve been to 2 vets so far and both have pretty much given me the same answer, Revolution for mites but I really don’t think it’s mites. Ringworm test came back negative but the white crusts around his face and head leave me doubting. He also has lost fur in a circular patch at the top of...
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    Hello from Texas!

    Hi! I’m a new chinchilla owner from Texas! His name is Mousey and he’s only 4-5 months old! Unfortunately, he hasn’t been too well since I received him (skin condition and tummy issues)—but I’m hoping the vets can help figure out what’s going on. Looking forward to learning more about...
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