Eating large amounts, loosing weight.
Our chinchilla (9 years) is just getting over a sinus infection. It was a long battle, and when she started eating again she weighed in at about 425g. She is now eating voraciously and still loosing weight.
We gave her strawberry yogurt for a few days after her antibiotics were done, but once it gave her some diarrhea we discontinued it. In the last 3 days she has eaten a few pellets, several handfuls of alfalfa, a 10" carrot (ALL of it), some oats and whatever else is in a handful of the intensive care supplement we ordered for her. She seems to be drinking just fine, the water level in her bottle recedes and we see her drinking. She dropped below 400g this morning.
She is so hungry she is FRANTIC at the side of her cage. Every time we walk by she presses her face through the bars so hard it worries me. After so many weeks of her not eating and being very inactive I can understand that she would be hungry, but since she is SO hungry and not gaining weight I'm very worried. We have a call into the vet, but itís early in the morning here.
We have let her out to run around, and she is very active, in her cage and out. She does not act sick, however she is bouncing back and forth between diarrhea and constipation, which based on her diet lately, I can't say that I am surprised. I really don't want to take any food away from her since I am just ecstatic she is eating, but I need her to eat the right things and feel satisfied.
Anyone else have this issue? We are picking up some Pedialite this morning... Do I just get the clear Pedialite liquid?