What is the #1 thing chinchillas should eat?
GRASS HAY- high in abrasive silicates
What is this?
Prevents hair from sucking in
When are females in estrus?
Babies born in spring
Females in heat have an open vaginal ring
What is special about chinchillas in terms of grooming?
Require dust baths
T/F: You can scruff chinchillas
What is the most common complaint in chinchillas?
Commonly caused by chronic low fiber diet
Drooling and epiphora can be observed
What fractures are common?
T/F: Ectoparasites are common due to their soft thin coats
Chinchillas rarely get ectoparasites due to their dense coats
What do chinchillas do as a stress response?