Asked by: Natashia Gracia
asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th January, 2020

Can chinchillas make humans sick?

Indeed, chinchillas are among a long list of animals that many veterinarians advise against keeping as household pets because they pose a health risk to the people who own them. Certain infectious illnesses, called zoonotic diseases, can be transmitted from animals to humans.

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Simply so, is Chinchilla poop toxic?

Chinchillas are generally odorless. Odors should not be an issue if the cage is kept very clean and their dust replaced when feces contaminate it. Corncob bedding is not a good choice for a chinchilla habitat.

Also, what diseases can chinchillas pass to humans? About 80,000 households own chinchillas, which carry Microsporum gypseum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes associated with inflammatory tinea capitis. These animals also harbor Aspergillus niger. They are susceptible to infections with gram-negative pathogens.

Similarly, it is asked, can chinchillas get sick from humans?

H1N1 - Exotic cats and domestic felines can catch some viruses from humans including H1N1 and some of the cold viruses. Exotic cats, foxes, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, birds, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, and other pets can all be infected with ringworm.

Can chinchillas throw up?

Since chinchillas do not have the ability to vomit they are unable to relieve the obstruction, which presses on the windpipe resulting in respiratory distress. The animals may choke when the airway is blocked by a large piece of food or bedding.

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