the whole point behind even mentioning that taking her to a vet was not an option was to try to get some advice and opinions as an alternative to the vet, not to get judged for my home-life situation. i don't see why you think you should interject your opinions about my situation when all you are doing is passing judgment rather than helping. how is you telling me that you think that what i'm doing is not good enough or that i shouldn't have chinchillas if i am not able to use a vet an answer to the question about the tail in the first place. it's not going to help anything with the tail and it's not going to change the fact that i have chinchillas and i am unable to go to a vet. you saying things aren't good enough and basically attacking my home life when i am asking for advice on how to naturally heal the chinchilla doesn't do anything except piss me off. i'm guessing that this isn't the only time you have done so either. if the question doesn't ask for an opinion you shouldn't be going off with your own negative beliefs. everyone knows that if you don't have anything nice to say you shouldn't say anything at all.