Chinchilla is acting strange... Help!!
My room-mate gave me his pet chinchilla, which i absolutely adore! I was confused by her behavior yesterday, however.
At night, I let her out to run around my room... and usually she will run up to me and hop around me when i change her dust and put fresh food in her cage.
Yesterday, she hid underneath a book shelf and kept making repetitive squeeking sounds... then when i tried to find her, she would stop. In the morning, she did not respond to the sound of food going in her bowl.... and instead, hid inside my dresser and kept moving elsewhere when i tried to grab here. Now she is hiding again somewhere and completely silent.
I'm concerned about what caused this change of behavior. She is usually very social.. and she is making it difficult for me to even find her.