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1

What is the #1 thing chinchillas should eat?

GRASS HAY- high in abrasive silicates

No grain

2

What is this?

Fur Ring

Prevents hair from sucking in

3

When are females in estrus?

Fall-winter

Babies born in spring

Females in heat have an open vaginal ring

 

4

What is special about chinchillas in terms of grooming?

Require dust baths

5

T/F: You can scruff chinchillas

FALSE

Fur slip

6

What is the most common complaint in chinchillas?

Dental disease

Commonly caused by chronic low fiber diet

Drooling and epiphora can be observed

7

What fractures are common?

Tibial fractures

Non-union=common

Amputations=common

8

T/F: Ectoparasites are common due to their soft thin coats

FALSE

Chinchillas rarely get ectoparasites due to their dense coats

9

What do chinchillas do as a stress response?

Barbering