Lack of Milk in Chinchillas

Treatment

 

If milk secretion has not started by 72 hours of giving birth the veterinarian will administer oxytocin injections to improve flow of milk. Oral calcium supplements may also be given to improve secretion of milk.

 

Living and Management

 

Follow the supportive care routines set forth by your veterinarian. Allowing kits to nurse from compatible nursing female chinchillas may be an option necessary in unresponsive cases or large litters. Otherwise, hand feeding is another option. Your veterinarian will advise you about the best methods and strategies that will be adaptable for treatment of your female chinchilla.

 

Prevention

 

Giving your pet chinchilla a good nutritious and well-balanced diet can help to prevent this condition from arising due to poor nutrition. Promptly treating any infectious conditions may also minimize the incidences of lack of milk due to infectious agents.