My chinchillas managed to get into a drawer in their room last night and pull out a latex glove that i use to disinfect their cages with and i found it on the floor with some bits chewed. I have searched everywhere trying to find the chewed bits but cant find any so assuming one or both have ate some.. I gave them extra oats and raisins to help with digestion, what else should i do?
Type of Animal: chinchillasGender: FemaleAge: 2Name of Animal: Gizmo and BlossomWhat have you tried so far?: Gave them extra raisins and oats with feed and completely cleaned the cages to monitor there stools etc. closely.
Hello, I'm Dr. Bob.I understand your concern for Gizmo and Blossom, but fortunately, small pieces of latex will most likely pass through their digestive tracts without a problem. Latex is the dried sap of the rubber plant and although it can be somewhat irritating to the digestive tract, it is relatively harmless. They may get a bit of diarrhea, but that's probably all you'll see, if that, unless they swallowed a very large piece of the glove, which could cause a blockage. A stoppage of droppings would be a sign of that happening. Be sure that they're having normal droppings for the next two or three days. If a problem passing their droppings isn't seen, they should both be just fine.If you should have any further questions, please let me know.Kindest regards,Dr. Bob
35 years in practice
Thank you very much for your advice Dr. Bob, much appreciated I will definitely be monitoring them very closely over the next few days.
You're most welcome! If I may be of any assistance to you in the future, please let me know.Dr. Bob
I just wanted to check in to see how Gizmo and Blossom are doing by now.Dr. Bob