Vet

this month hasn't been the greatest. Especially the first week of April was suppose to be relaxing get away before I head into full time work =(
Instead one of my worries were my chins!

I noticed one night DA (da Vinci) took very long time to eat his vitamins and looked almost like it was tiring to eat it. usually both boys love eating this, it has become a treat for them. it'll take them 30secs or less to eat a rounded 1/2tsp (remember a chinchilla isn't a big animal tsp is lots)
At first I thought maybe he just doesn't feel like eating it today? later on that night I notice him nibbling the same pellet for a while, and then thrown on the ground irritated and not even chipped. he continued to do that till I tested him and gave a bit of his favorite cookie to eat. he licked it all around the edge trying to bite it. i left him some crumbled pellets that night and he ate it all. next day I took him straight to the vet .... they couldn't find anything wrong with him but concluded with agreeing with BB he could of smacked his front teeth really hard, we did notice his top two were chipped a little bit. then sent home with pain meds and mushy food...
<-- Da Vinci pushing daddy away

<-- groggy Mei Mei posing with the wheel
MM (Mei Mei ) then got the better of me and I sent him to the vet as well since he was loosing weight steadily for month and half ... and BB keeps telling me it's not even 2% of his weight... MM went under anesthesia for oral exam and found the back teeth to have over grown angle at his tongue..
my poor baby how long as that hurt you?!
I really wanted for him to get X-rays as well to put my fears to rest if he has malocclusion. at last I cannot afford 3
procedures this month =( ...
both chins racking a hefty bill this month is....
hopefully his back tooth doesn't grow like that anymore
Mei Mei vet seemed more concerned. of da Vinci case then Mei Mei ( different vet for me to conclude which is better)
he did point out a very good thought... if da Vinci was super skinny to start he should have gain to a healthy weight by now (bought him end of sept 2011)

that's just $@(:! great
on my list to do
X-rays and 2oral exams and health exam

hopefully tax return will
give me a nice check to help alleviate
my student loans..


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