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Infertility in Chinchillas

Treatment

 

If infertility is due to nutritional reasons, your veterinarian may suggest the administration of vitamin and mineral supplements. If infertility is due to overfeeding, a special diet for the chinchilla should be administered to reduce body weight. In case infertility is due to infections, then it is essential to treat the chinchilla with specific antibiotics.

 

Living and Management

 

Regarding the chinchilla's diet and at-home follow-up therapy, follow your veterinarian's advice. It is important you do not rush the chinchilla to mate again, but rather slowly introduce it to its partner gradually.

 

Prevention

 

Feeding a well-balanced nutritious diet specially formulated for chinchillas can prevent infertility. Do not allow your chinchilla to get overweight; regularly allow it some playtime so as to get some exercise. Following the correct crossing procedures recommended for chinchillas can help prevent the development of infertility due to genetic reasons.

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