Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bountiful, Utah
I had a chinchilla, Pikachu, who had Malocclusion of the molars. He wouldn't eat, he wouldn't play, and he would RELUCTANTLY take a raisin! (haha they'll eat a raisin no matter how bad it hurts!) My vet mentioned that there was a surgery where they can remove all of the molars, but it was $700 and he said there wasn't a high chance that he'd even survive the surgery, and if it was a success he would have to be handfed the rest of his life (which I would have been fine with, I was hand feeding him anyway) but the vet highly recommended euthanizing, and from all the research I've done I couldn't find any chance that he would survive so we finally decided to put him down. It was a very sad day! But in the future, if I ever have another chinchilla with malocclusion of the molars I wont hesitate to euthanize, I wont let any of my chins suffer as long as Pika did. As for Malo with the ensicors, I believe that is do-able, but its still a rough road. Bottom line, make sure your chins are happy!