Colds and Pneumonia
On the other hand chinchillas can tolerate colder temperatures than our country can offer. What they can not tolerate is cold and wet together. This can cause a cold or even pneumonia. Symptoms to look for are a lot like with humans. They will have a runny nose and in advanced stages you will hear them wheezing. Colds and pneumonia can be prevented by housing and treating the chinchilla correctly. It can unfortunately also kill a chinchilla very quickly so we recommend that you take it to the vet as soon as the first symptoms are noticed. There are no home remedies for this.