We took pictures of some of the available chinchillas today so that we could update the website. Take a look at the list of chins that we have available for adoption (www.chinchillarescue.org/rescues.html), to see some of the new photos.
Our little girl with the broken leg seems to be doing okay. We have to reapply vet wrap to her splint every few days because she is chewing on it a little. I think we are going to manage to keep the splint on for the full 4-6 weeks that is recommended. At least that is the goal!
This picture was taken the day that her second splint was put on two weeks ago, which is why it still looks so fresh and clean and the chin looks so miserable. The splint is a called "modified Schroeder-Thomas" splint. It kind of looks like a giant paperclip (oblong wire frame loop). The vet applied the splint after shaving the leg and giving the chin a general anesthesia. This made the procedure more comfortable for the chinchilla and easier for the veterinarian.