Fur Biting In Chinchillas

Chinchillas exhibit fur biting which was then considered as anti-social behavior, however behavior experts are now convinced that we should not classify it as such. Fur biting behavior normally happens when there is inadequate physical and mental stimulation. Boredom could fuel fur biting as well as other problematic behaviors shown by chinchillas. Another factor could come from the conflict between chinchillas residing in one enclosure. This behavior could also be seen as a coping mechanism when they are stressed. Lastly, medical conditions can also be the reason for this behavior. 

If this behavior is not addressed, it will result in the animals having choppy-looking, unkempt fur coats. This behavior requires intervention as it will not go away on its own. If your pet is exhibiting this behavior, start looking for the root cause of the problem.

Any sign of a skin or fur problem should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian Wichita, KS. Or visit this link:


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