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Old 03-29-2016, 04:45 AM  
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Default Re: Boris can't breathe

First things first. Get the cage into the open air where he can breath better. If he`s breathing slowly or looks to be struggling, he needs assistance. He could have gotten some dust into his airways or lungs.

Chinchilla SAND is the safest, but I never use it now as my last two Roborovski`s developed dermatitis and very dry/flakey skin as the sand is too drying. Chinchillas require dust/sand as they have very dense fur. Hamsters do fine rolling and digging around in their shavings.

Hope your wee guy is okay, but if he`s still not right later on, maybe get to a vet and let them know what happened and they may be able to help his breathing or check his chest for any issues with his lungs. x
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