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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Critical care and medicating for GI stasis?

hi, it's the Martin half of Jess& Martin now. Any insights on how to get the chinchilla to eat more critical care? And does anyone have any insight on how to be able to give meds by syringe solo? I appreciate any help anyone can give, because Jess is outta town a couple days.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 04:19 PM
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Pardon my briefness as I'm at work, but here are some suggestions:

1 - Flavor the Critical Care with either a little molasses, or apple juice (all natural, sugar free), or even natural cranberry juice.

2 - Burrito the chin, so that only the head is sticking out. Start by wrapping a hand towel around the neck, then snugly wrap him from there. This way you can sit him on your lap (I used to sit on the floor with my feet pulled up, so my lap was at an angle) and hold with one hand, feed with the other.

Remember to only give 10-14 CCs at a time, as too much can cause gas build up.

Stephanie

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