Five Signs of Chinchilla Illness


  1. Loss of appetite, refusal to take treats, lethargy and listlessness.
  2. Change in consistency of droppings or lack of droppings.
  3. Weeping eyes and/or runny nose.
  4. Drooling, pawing at mouth (signs of teeth problems).
  5. White vaginal discharge and/or bloody or mucousy anal discharge.


  1. Feed a proper diet including fresh water and provide clean air.
  2. Provide access to regular exercise.
  3. House in a controlled environment without excessive heat, humidity or drafts.
  4. Keep cage and accessories clean & dry.
  5. Provide a source of vitamin C and lactobacillus acidophilus probiotic.


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Comments (1)

Adam Andersen_

My chinchilla had four babies May 26, 2024, at 1:00pm and my question is how do I know when the runts isn’t getting enough from the mother on feeding wise and what’s the sign of that. I hope you know the answer to this question.

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