Wow have I had my number of chinchilla incidents since I started college. My chinchilla Alfie, who about a month ago had to have stiches for a wound on his head cut his toe this past weekend. I cleaned it up myself, and had to do so thoroughly since he had just had a dust bath and got dust all over it. I do not know how it happened. I can only speculate that my other chinchilla who lives below him bit his toe.
I got it cleaned up and the bleeding stopped rather quickly, but now I have noticed he is chewing on his arm, far above the wound. It looks reddish and like he either chewed it raw or scratched himself on something. Should I just keep an eye on it? Does anyone know what would cause this behavior?
Thanks in advance.