Why is there a red spot on chinchillas foot??

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ianna

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hello, recently i’ve noticed two red patches on yuki’s foot. One on each foot on the same toe, what does it mean? and should i be concerned?

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Amethyst

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Those inside toes are the ones they primarily use when grooming and scratching. It's not uncommon for them to be a little more red then the other toes, or even a bit bald from the fur rubbing off. Nothing to worry about unless they look bright red (or other color like purple or black) or scabbed which would be a sign of an injury.
 

Jawramik

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My chin sometimes has little faint patches like that on her toes where the fur is a little thinner. Since it never seemed to spread or get worse, and sometimes will disappear for a while, I always just assumed more or less what Amethyst said: bits of fur get rubbed off as she uses those toes and feet. It doesn't seem to cause her any discomfort.
 
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