Sorry about your chinchilla, Nik...I realy hope that he's not in to much pain, I wish you the best, and your right..somtimes it is kinder to put them to sleep and set them free.
I understand it would not be very fair to pull my chinchillas teeth but at the same time I don't think it would be cruel, he is a happpy chinchilla and I don't think 'all together' an hour of feeding a day would change that. All the same I have decided not to go ahead with pulling his teeth. I dont think it would be fair on anyone else to deal with if anything happned to me. He hasn't gone back onto his solids yet but I have increased the amount I am liquid feeding him a day to about 55ml, he doesn't like it much but he is getting used to it. I'm not covinced that it is this malo thing scince his eyes only become realy watery when I put hay in his bed or when i've just cleaned him out and the sawdust is flying around a bit. I have heard of chinchillas with asthma like symptoms and keeping them away from things which are dusty helps. He has wool in his bed instead of hay to help but there isn't much I can do about the sawdust and his sand..I do nitice a differance from when I first clean him out to later on in the week, I tried putting hay in his bed not long back but it resulted in his eyes gluing together.
maybe im just in denile but I realy want to avoid putting him down, ive been watching him over the last week and I have noticed even though he has yet to take an intrest in his food he does seem to be showing some signs of improvment, like biting on his bars to come out and spending more time out of bed. Ill just keep watching him for now.
I have taken on bord what you both have said and apreciate your advise, I wish you the best of luck with Greyson, Nik..and im sure he has had a wonderful life, best wishes.