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  1. Chinchilla Discussion
    My chin Taro is 1 year and 2 months old and he is sick. Taro has been crumbling his pellets for as long as I could remember, so I thought he was just weird. About a month ago, I noticed small poop. I took out his pellets. A week later, poop wasn't better and I noticed a wet chest...
  2. Chinchilla Discussion
    As some of you know, I have a chinchilla, Greyson, with malocclusion. His teeth have been filed, but I want to see if his roots are affecting him at all. I would like to put him on a pain medication and see if his behavior changes, indicating to me that he may be in pain if it does. I know he...
  3. Chinchilla Discussion
    I rescued a chinchilla -Greyson- August 1, 2009. I was told he was small, and would always be small. i weighed him weekly and he kept loosing weight. I got fed up with the lady telling me he would just be small and took him to my vet, who put him under and looked at his teeth. Turned out he had...
  4. Chinchilla Discussion
    My almost 3 year old (she will be 3 in July) chinchilla, Joplin, had surgery done today for malocclusion. The vet seemed very positive about the situation and said we got it early. The vet said she was surprised I noticed since Joplin wasn't showing many signs. I told the vet that I spend at...
  5. Prairie Dog Discussion
    I recently purchased a young prairie dog from a pet store with a pretty bad case of malocclusion. I'm a veterinary technician student and I've always wanted one as a pet, so I figured who better to take care of the poor thing, right? I've clipped her teeth down once so far but it is such a...
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