Health Topics: Lethargy
How serious is it?
What is it?
Uncharacteristic sluggishness or unresponsiveness as a result of heat stroke or another condition.
Not to be confused with general laziness.
How can I recognize it?
A sleepy, floppy chinchilla that fails to respond to stimuli.
How do you treat it?
Find out the underlying cause! Lethargy is usually the death knell.
How can I avoid this?
Keep your chinchilla from overheating.