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Can I get an eye infection from my chinchilla?

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I have a chinchilla and he has an eye infection. Can I catch if from him?
asked Dec 3, 2013 in Mammals by anonymous

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From all indications, a chinchilla's eye infection is not a zoonotic disease - that is humans are not susceptible. Chinchillas are prone to eye problems and if you suspect an infection, take him for a vet examination and treatement. Just to be safe, wash your hands thoroughly after handling your chinchilla.
answered Dec 23, 2013 by (36,420 points)