Health Topics: Seizures
How serious is it?
Moderate. A livable condition with environmental considerations.
What is it?
How can I recognize it?
A seizing chinchilla looks pretty much like how you'd expect.
How do you treat it?
As a neurological condition, there really is no treatment for chinchilla seizures. However, a safe environment can help prevent broken bones or other injuries from a fall. We recommend lots of wide ledges in the cage that a chin is less likely to roll off of in the event of a seizure.
How can I avoid this?
Don't let your chinchilla overheat. And don't breed!