Why is my chinchilla barely moving?
Chinchilla Sick Not Moving Lethargy commonly occurs after illnesses like respiratory infections or eye infections have progressed too far. When a chinchilla is sick, lethargy is normally the last symptom before it passes away. As such, check your pet for general symptoms of ill health.
How long can chinchillas go without hay?
How long can a chinchilla be alone? In a nutshell, if you utilize a chinchilla pet-sitter, you can leave for as long as you feel comfortable and if your chinchilla will be completely alone, I would never go past 24-72 hours maximum with leaving your chinchilla alone.
Can I give my chinchilla hay?
Chinchillas require a high fiber diet and should be offered grass hay (such as Timothy hay or other low calcium hays such as orchard grass, oat hay, or meadow hay) free choice (available 24 hours a day). Hay should be the main component of their diet.
How often should chinchillas be let out?
once a day
Chinchillas are quite large for a small pet and they are very active so they need plenty of space. The minimum cage size for a pair is around 93cm long, by 63cm deep, by 159cm high, with shelves at different heights. Chinchillas should be allowed out for supervised exercise as much as possible and at least once a day.
What happens to chinchillas when they don’t eat hay?
Chinchillas that do not eat hay, do not wear down their teeth properly, and the surfaces of their top and bottom back teeth (premolars and molars) then hit each other inside of their mouths.
What to do when a chinchilla goes into shock?
When the chinchilla is conscious again, give them a few drops of cool water. Important: Cool off the chinchilla gradually with passive cooling (e.g. a fan); cooling them off too fast will cause them to go into shock. Always offer proper housing and air conditioning. 3. Abscesses Abscesses are caused by infection and sometimes injury.
When does a chinchilla stop making that noise?
However, when the chinchilla gets used to its new home and gradually becomes tame, you will hear this sound less and less often. Chinchillas have very sensitive heading. For instance, if a car door shuts somewhere from a distance, we humans probably won’t notice, because we’ve gotten used to it.
Is it necessary to give a chinchilla anesthesia?
Anesthesia is often necessary to prevent injury to the chinchilla. In the past, nail trimmers were used to trim overgrown teeth. However, due to the chance of injury to the teeth and the jaws, most veterinarians now trim the teeth using a dental drill which is designed to cut through teeth without injuring them or the surrounding gums.
What kind of Hay does a chinchilla need?
Chinchillas require a high fiber diet and should be offered grass hay (such as Timothy hay or other low calcium hays such as orchard grass, oat hay, or meadow hay) free choice (available 24 hours a day). Hay should be the main component of their diet. Fresh clean water must be available at all times.
What should I do if my Chinchilla is not eating?
You will also want to put them on a soft diet until they can eat normally. To make a soft diet, just add warm water to moisten the regular diet. You may even consider isolating them until they get well. Injury-proof the cage and provide ample areas for the chinchilla to maneuver safely up and down.
How often should you syringe feed a chinchilla?
Your vet will tell you how much food you should syringe feed your chin but it will probably be about 10 to 20 ml’s twice a day or so. If your chin is eating a little on his own you should syringe feed less to encourage him to continue eating without assistance.
When does a chinchilla stop moving the intestines?
When the intestines of a chinchilla stop moving the normal ingesta through the colon and out through the rectum, it is called ileus, or gastrointestinal stasis.