I am a proud new owner of a chinchilla named Ponyo, weve had her a few months now and shes settled in nicely she plays and crawls all over my boyfriend and myself so i know shes happy.
Recently she has been making a weird squeeking almost sneezing sound and now shes sleeping almost all the time & has a runny nose a bit, since i am a new chinchilla owner im not sure what to do and im scared that if i do the wrong thing or dont do anything at all she will die and i really REALLY dont want that to happen.
HI Jenni...congratulations on a great new pet. I have owned many "chins" in the past and I love their personalities!
Colds are a cause for concern in these little guys. It could be due to drafts, irritation of the nasal passages, or even viruses. It would be best to get her to a veterinarian who specializes in exotic or "pocket" pets. Be sure to let your veterinarian know about the type of food you are feeding (not all small animal foods are right for chinchillas) and how you have her housed.
ah thanks, yeah ponyo is a bit comfusing she was doing better but now shes back to sleeping all day. shes still eating her food and goes up for water as usual but i looked st her today and her nose is running again and she hasnt been going on her wheel for exercise like she normally does,
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