Roundworms in Chinchillas

Treatment

 

There is no effective treatment for the roundworm disease in chinchillas. Instead, your veterinarian may suggest supportive care and medication to treat the nervous system symptoms and ease the chinchilla's stress.

 

Living and Management

 

Separate the infected chinchilla from any other animals and exercise caution while handling it, as roundworms may be passed on to humans. Also, cleanse and disinfect the chinchilla’s cage and the surrounding area.

 

Prevention

 

Other than maintaining a clean living environment for your chinchilla, taking the appropriate steps towards pest control, such as using rodenticide, will help keep raccoons or rats from entering your chinchilla's cage, and thus prevent roundworm infections.