I've been having problems with a couple of my chinchillas.
Sneakers has malocclusion (caught it in time where it didn't get worse thankfully) and I haven't seen him pawing at his mouth and he's been eating, so hopefully this will keep up where we don't have to take him back anytime soon to get his teeth floated.
Now, to Snowball. She has not been eating, and I've been back and forth to the vet with her. The vet said he couldn't find anything pretty much every time I took her, but I knew something was wrong. I couldn't take it anymore, and I took her in today. Here's the worst part. He doesn't know for sure, but he thinks she may have kidney disease. They ran some bloodwork and possibly x-rays, and I'll know the results tomorrow. I've been a mess all day. I haven't even had her a year and I'm not ready to let her go.
I'll give you a little background information on her. I bought her at a pet store and the woman who brought her and the other four chins in (I bought a cage mate as well) said the woman came in on a bus, had all of them in a ten gallon tank, there were possible pregnancies (there were, Snowball lost her baby and Scooter had three), they were all in bad condition. The woman wouldn't give a name or anything. I was furious and in tears all at the same time.
So, I'm hoping it's nothing bad. I hope (and that's the worst possible term to use) it's an infection. But, choosing between an infection and kidney disease, I think I'd rather have her have an infection that can be treated than have her suffer any longer.