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My chinchilla's ears? Weird splotches?
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My chinchilla's ears? Weird splotches?

My chinchilla is a standard gray chinchilla and he has off whitish spots on his ears. It's not birthmarks because they developed after I bought him. I heard that they can get cancer on their ears. Is that what it is?
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It would be best to have his ears checked by a vet.  Skin fungus, skin parasites, and skin infections can cause this type of pattern.  These problems are very treatable.
Skin cancers usually only appear as one spot.
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