Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My chinchilla that I have had for years (8 years now), started barbering. I thought maybe it was because when I had her at my parents house, she did it because of the warmer temperature of the house. But now that I have her back at my new place, she is still doing it - and has started barbering her mate as well. I took her to a vet and they just said "barbering" and gave me no advice on what to do. She has plenty of toys, gets lots of play time, and is well fed- but recently she has also been picking through her food (she will only eat the seedy stalks of her hay). Can anyone give me some advice on what to do? I googles chinchilla barbering, and all I found was breeders and chinchilla farm people talking about how they disown them and do not tolerate barbering. I am open to any advice!!! Thanks!!