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My chinchilla jumped into a candle warmer and the underside…

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Hello! My chinchilla jumped...

Hello! My chinchilla jumped into a candle warmer and the underside of her fur is covered in dried wax. The wax does not appear to be hot enough to burn- I could barely feel discomfort on my wrist. I called the local vet and they told me she would be fine to pick it out and she’s it herself but I am skeptical. I’m also worried about shock as I know rodents hide stress and pain very well. Any advice?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Burns are certainly painful. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your chinchilla?

I’m not sure that she was actually burned in the process. I’m not sure

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