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Hi, I'm a bit worried about my dad's chinchilla and not sure what to do. His fur has a running appearance around the eyes and under his chin; under the chin is a bit sticky too. I have two books on chinchillas but they are lacking in the health section. I was wondering if maybe it was possibly a fungus issue? The books said if so then not to give the chinchilla a sand bath until it drys up. I also saw him run his paws along his whiskers and down his neck, but that's normal right? He wasn't pulling the fur out and he doesn't bite at his fur. When we first got him we brought him to our vet who said they don't do anything about chinchillas. I'm going to try to find a local vet who may actually know about chinchillas and treat them, but does anyone have any suggestions/ideas about what may be the issue or what to do in the mean time? Thanks for any help.
 

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I found a vet yesterday and we took him in. They kept him over night to put him under anesthesia to clip/smooth down his teeth. He had an infection too so now I have medicine and he seems to be doing fine. His eyes are already looking back to normal. He has a check up appointment in 3 months to make sure hes fully recovered. Just a shame there is not vet that treats chinchillas locally; it's a 1.25 hour drive to get to the nearest vet. Doesn't make sense, but one local vet can only diagnosis...not treat chinchillas.
 
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