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 on: Today at 02:51:07 PM 
Started by RigzBandz - Last post by RigzBandz
I didn't bother getting the X-ray as the vet could see a spur through the initial check, I have already had him under anesthesia twice and didn't want him to go through it a 3Rd time. It's hard to find a vet who specifically deals with chinchillas here in the UK. Is it possible I could email you some images of him I took the other night and you tell me what you think as you seem to have a greater knowledge than me regarding this. Thank you in advance.

 on: Today at 02:48:08 PM 
Started by RigzBandz - Last post by GrayRodent
No problem. If you have xrays that could help. Also what did the vet say about it?
I'm very sorry you're going through this. I had to put down my first chin.

 on: Today at 02:28:27 PM 
Started by RigzBandz - Last post by RigzBandz
I've previously posted regarding my Chin Jed. I have decided it to be more humane and dignified to have him put to sleep tomorrow :-( I'm devastated and wish there was some other option but I know it will only postpone the enevitable. I can email some pictures and if anyone could please just clarify I am making the right choice I would be forever grateful. My Fiance and I have out first child on the way and I really wanted Jed to meet our little one (as selfish as that sounds) :-( thank you all for reading.

 on: Yesterday at 09:25:18 PM 
Started by Rachael29 - Last post by BLS Chins
Those wheels are a waste of money. They bend and break very easily. You are better off saving up to get a chin spin or a flying saucer

 on: May 22, 2016, 02:09:39 PM 
Started by Rachael29 - Last post by Rachael29
Hi guys

We are over in American on holiday and I've spotted a wheel in petco. 

That's the link to it on the website.
I've tried to look for solid metal ones but can't get one. The mesh has very small not big enough to trap their feet. It has a full back on it it can be attached to the cage as well. So just looking for opinions before I buy 2.

 on: May 21, 2016, 08:28:48 PM 
Started by littlewomann - Last post by BLS Chins
Its best to separate and keep them apart. At 9 months old they are going through puberty and its not uncommon for fights to happen at this age.

 on: May 21, 2016, 05:47:30 AM 
Started by littlewomann - Last post by GrayRodent
I have two chins myself and I got them expecting to be able to combine them. It turns out they just weren't compatible. They have since calmed down a lot and I let them interact on supervised terms since they will groom each other. One of them is more enthusiastic than the other and tries to get into the top level but when he's done he clings to the bars wanting back out. So they have an interesting relationship.

Some chinchillas can be bonded well and just turn on each other out of the blue for no apparent reason. It's not common but it does happen. I hear of stories where one or both gets seriously or mortally wounded in a fight and the owner tells me they were not getting along for a time and wished the chins had been separated before that happened. Chinchillas can get into a tussle and chase each other occasion but fur pulling should be treated as a serious offense. Of course they are most active at night and that is when the trouble usually occurs. It is a judgment call as to how you wish to handle it.

Your cage is very similar to mine except I have a double level ferret nation with slightly different dimensions. Mine has 60cm high levels and they are plenty of room for one chin. I don't think you'll have any problems. I recommend having an exercise wheel in both sections, or at least the smallest section. (a 14" wheel with a solid running surface.)

 on: May 20, 2016, 09:00:12 PM 
Started by littlewomann - Last post by littlewomann
It's just really weird... Sometimes they're lovely together, they'll cuddle up together and curl around each other when they're sleeping or relaxing, they'll eat together, groom each other. It's just now and then at night they tend to chase each other around the cage really fast which will end up in the standard trying to hide in a corner or somewhere.

 on: May 20, 2016, 08:47:49 PM 
Started by littlewomann - Last post by littlewomann this is the cage i have

 on: May 20, 2016, 08:11:32 PM 
Started by littlewomann - Last post by GrayRodent
I hate to say this but separation is advised. Hair pulling is a last resort before blood is drawn. What kind of cage do you have? My cage provides a decent separation for two chins. Yours may be okay to do that with. What are its dimensions?

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