Hair Rings in Chinchillas

Treatment

 

Treatment includes lubricating the penis or mild sedation to help with gentle removal of the hair ring. Your veterinarian can demonstrate the best technique for hair ring removal.

 

Living and Management

 

Males that have been treated for a condition of hair ring should be given rest and not used for breeding until the condition heals.

 

Prevention

 

Routinely checking male chinchillas for hair rings, especially any males that are used for breeding, will help to identify and treat this condition at the initial stages and thus prevent serious complications from developing. Managing the condition in the early stages is the only prevention as hair rings can affect any male chinchilla.