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Health problems of the chinchilla


There are many health problems that can affect a chinchilla. Among the preventive measures they can take the owner of such rodents include clean water and proper diet . Also, to have good health, chinchilele must do more exercise. The most common disorders are chinchilla hyperthermia crises, dental problems and digestive complications. Hyperthermia chinchilele have thick fur that they need in the Andes Mountains, where is their natural habitat.

Unfortunately, this feature can lead to hyperthermia, when the temperature exceeds 24 degrees Celsius. Symptoms of hyperthermia include panting crisis and the animal can stretch on one side. Since animals are very active chinchilele these signs of hyperthermia are easy to identify.

The best way to avoid the danger of overheating is the purchase of stones that can cool the animal. After the first symptoms, you should go as soon as the dog to a veterinarian, the disease can be fatal. Problems with teeth chinchilele have the same problem as any other rodents when it comes to teeth: teeth grow continuously these animals.

Offering a red object is essential. malocclusion , or inaccurate alignment of the teeth, can cause serious health problems to a chinchilla. If the front teeth grew over each other, the veterinarian can cut it on the top. But if misalignment affects molars, the rodent is in mortal danger. Symptoms of health problems include excessive salivation, watery eyes, loss of weight and appetite.

Watery eyes are caused by near permanent molars of orbits. And diet plays an important role in proper growth of teeth. Food rich in sugar and low in calcium is often blamed for problems with teeth.

Digestive complications of the digestive system is very sensitive chinchilelor. The best way to avoid digestive problems is to make sure pet food and water are not contaminated. Bacteria can grow in water bottles or food bowl, if not cleaned properly. Constipation is a condition common in Chincha.



Hay is essential in the diet of Chincha and help to combat constipation. Stress of moving into a new home or introduce a new chinchilla can cause constipation. If the animal is affected, make sure she gets water, food and fresh fan, remove the source of stress and allow chinchilla to do more exercise. If health problem does not disappear, the animal should immediately consult a veterinarian.

Diarrhea is often caused by inadequate diet that includes generally an excess of food. Other possible causes are moldy hay or contaminated water and food. If diarrhea does not, chinchilla may suffer from enteritis , or inflammation of the intestinal mucosa. Fortunately there is medication for this condition.

Bloating is a typical sign of lack of movement. Chinchilla is very important that you be allowed to run out of their cages, especially if the latter is small. As with other health problems, make sure it has available rodent food and fresh water. When the chinchilla is bloated, the seats will be covered by a soft layer.