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Author Topic: 2 males in one cage 2 females in the other. Same room?  (Read 164 times)

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2 males in one cage 2 females in the other. Same room?
« on: September 14, 2017, 04:35:32 PM »

Hi I would like to keep 4 of my foster chinchillas. 2 male and 2 females. I would like to keep each pair in the separate cages but in the same room next to each other. Is this a bad Idea. Or Maybe I will keep 3 males in one big cage?

i am thinking keep just 2 males would be the way to go. 
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Re: 2 males in one cage 2 females in the other. Same room?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 09:37:22 PM »

Some breeders say it's best to keep them in different rooms because chins can and do escape from cages and females can easily become impregnated through the bars. It's a judgment call. Certainly keep cages a minimum of 2" apart if you cannot use separate rooms. Males have a long reach.
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