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 on: Yesterday at 08:46:12 PM 
Started by En.jay - Last post by GrayRodent
You can take the other kit away and see if the kit that is not feeding will begin to nurse. If it does not nurse then there is probably something wrong with the kit and it may need immediate veterinary attention or (unfortunately, sometimes is also the case) may not be viable.
If the kit does nurse you may have to rotate the kits so they both get food. There may be insufficient milk to support both at the same time which does sometimes occur. In these cases the dominant kit gets all the milk and the weaker one dies. Rotation is every hour if I remember right for newborns and it get farther apart as the week progresses. Hopefully someone will comment soon who knows how it's done since I am not a breeder. You should be able to put the other kit in with the father for the rotation as long as he is accepting of them.

 on: Yesterday at 02:29:33 PM 
Started by En.jay - Last post by En.jay
Yes I made sure the bar spacing Is good. I think the father got ahold of one of them before we noticed she even had them. It's ok but it seems now that the female kit isn't finding the nipple to feed

 on: Yesterday at 11:53:21 AM 
Started by En.jay - Last post by GrayRodent
Your bar spacing should be 1/2" x 1" or smaller or you are going to be in trouble.

 on: Yesterday at 11:35:50 AM 
Started by En.jay - Last post by kageri
You need to weigh them and the mother.  Today, 3 days from now, and if they have gained enough weight (or stayed the same for the mother) you can go to ~5 days between weighing.  They should start over 25grams, preferably 35, and gain 2-4 grams a day.  If not you need to supplement them with handfeeding or if it's just one give it some time alone with mom.  You also want to keep an eye on mom's belly.  If the kits are overzealous in getting milk they can cause irritated nipples that make her not want to feed them and sometimes chew her own fur off in that area.  Watch the bar spacing because anything a kit can stick it's head through the rest of it can follow and remove any high shelves so they can't get on them and fall off.

 on: Yesterday at 08:40:32 AM 
Started by En.jay - Last post by En.jay
We have been thinking my female was pregnant for the past week because she's been laying on her side allllll the time. Made an appt to have her checked out but this morning she gave birth to the cutest lil kits. I immediately took my male out of the cage. I am beyond excited right now. This is my first experience with kits.

Any advice??

 on: Yesterday at 08:38:10 AM 
Started by Maseman08 - Last post by Maseman08
She doesn't lung at me I put my hand out and she bites me even if I'm handing her a treat.

 on: Yesterday at 08:34:38 AM 
Started by Maseman08 - Last post by Maseman08
My chinchilla is six months old and she likes treats but she loves to bite my fingers

 on: Yesterday at 05:45:02 AM 
Started by Maseman08 - Last post by GrayRodent
Can you describe what the circumstances are? Is she lunging at you when you put your hand in the cage? Is she grooming your hand and then biting? Is she growling or vocalizing? Is she trying to get away from you? Is it when you are giving treats?

 on: Yesterday at 01:10:52 AM 
Started by Pikachuthechinchilla - Last post by mb30
You can probably pick up a decent sized slab of marble at a flooring/tile store for cheap.

Although they might look at you funny when you tell them what it's for.

 on: Yesterday at 01:09:03 AM 
Started by Pikachuthechinchilla - Last post by mb30
Sounds like a happy chinchilla to me!

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