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Q. Can our chichiha get a tape worm, how do I tell, and what do we do? He has lost weight and begs constantly for food.

Answered By
DEBI MATLACK

A. Tapeworms seem to be rare in chinchillas, so this is lower on the list of possibilities. I would more likely suspect he may have trouble with his teeth. Diabetes is also a possibility, this will cause them to lose weight and still be hungry. I recommend taking him to your vet for an exam and labwork.


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