Chinchillas are very curious. Every piece of furniture wants to be climbed, every object to be examined. You can eliminate many sources of danger in advance. However, accidents can always happen.
If something happens to your animal or if it shows signs of illness, the motto is always: off to the vet! Sometimes, however, you can provide first aid yourself by the time you get to the vet. If your animal has burned itself on a hot stove, you can cool the affected area with cold water. However, remember that the fur must not get wet! Small, open wounds can be treated with a Betaisodona solution. If the chinchilla’s fur has come into contact with paint, the affected area can simply be cut out of the fur. If the chinchilla has suffered heatstroke, you must immediately move it to a cool room. If the animal catches a cold due to drafts or dampness, it must immediately move to a warmer and more sheltered room. Serious injuries, such as deep wounds or broken bones, do not tolerate any delay. Here you need to go to the vet immediately.
You should also have a contingency plan in place in case something happens to you. It is best to find an acquaintance or friend in advance who will take care of the animal in an emergency, or have the number of a foster home ready.
The emergency card set for owners of small animals, birds, fish, and terrarium animals contains small stop signs that you can put on cardboard, cover with foil and attach to the apartment door. If something happens to you or a fire breaks out in your home, helpers will know right away that there are animals in your home to rescue. Also included is an emergency card to keep in your purse or wallet. All you have to do is cut them out, fold them at the breakpoint, glue them together and fill them in. If you have an accident or collapse unconscious, the card will certainly be found and your animal will not be left uncared for.