Hello! My chinchilla Minchi, 6 years old, has new drooling down her chest (as in within the past few hours, she's never had a drooling or teeth issue ever), but she is otherwise extremely happy (jumped up to greet me excitedly, as usual), lets me pet her, and is eating and drinking as usual as well. She's a high energy girl and is still running around/on her wheel as usual. I wanted to see if she could eat so I gave her a small piece of her favorite treat that she never turns down, an oxbow digestive support cookie, which is an EXTREMELY dense hard cookie to chew. She ate it with enthusiasm but pawed at her mouth a little bit and continued drooling. I gave her a second piece to watch her chew again and she ate it normally, she did swallow what she chewed. Regardless, I'm going to take her to the vet but they were all closed by the time I saw the drooling, so I'll have to call tomorrow. Unfortunately, this may be due to her absolute refusal to eat hay. That issue started last year or so, she suddenly refuses to touch timothy hay like it's offensive to her, so I offered other kinds of hay which worked for a little bit. Currently I'm giving her a blend of hay that she now also refuses to eat. It's mostly orchard grass with bits of meadow, and even fewer bits of alfalfa and oat hay sprinkled in (the oat hay specifically to work her molars down) all oxbow brand. I tried small pet select and same issue, doesn't want hay. She will literally only eat pellets, which are also oxbow brand. If i take away/limit pellets she'll eat the bare minimum hay to survive, to the point where she will definitely lose weight. She gets extremely minimal treats, less than once a week. So what I want to know is, how can I get her to eat hay so this never happens again (hopefully?), did her refusal to eat hay possibly cause this, and is there anything I can do to help her in the meantime? I have critical care on the ready (I always have a fresh, in date bag for emergencies) in case she is unable to eat, but so far she is doing well on her own keeping up her pellet intake.