Baby Chinchilla Questions
We got a note from one our readers with some questions, but the issues with the baby chinchilla are unfortunately out of our league. If anyone has suggestions for this reader, please comment at the bottom.
We bought two chinchillas 2 weeks ago and were quite surprised when we came down on Saturday morning to find we had got 3 for the price of two! But the baby seems to not be quite right.
He has been going round in circles ever since we first saw him. He looks like he has either got a broken leg (left side), something wrong with his neck or maybe spine. He dose not seem to be able to stand on the left front leg and can not hold his head up straight when he is walking, kind of pushed to the left and on the side. It looks terrible to watch. But he is feeding well and seems to be putting weight on and getting bigger.
Do you have any advice for us? Also please can you tell us if it is OK to let mom have a sand bath? I keep reading conflicting things.
We have split mom and dad up at the moment. Will it be OK to put them back together soon. They have had a daily run around together, but seem pretty upset with one another.
Also should we be worried as it looks as though dad is crushing up his pellets. I thought I read something somewhere about this, but now can't find it again.
Sorry so many questions, please can you help. Thanks