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Old 01-24-2016, 01:31 PM United States
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Last Thursday i had to put poor Chico down. He wasnt rebounding from any of his issues. Irregardless of whether or not it was the root going into the eye socket or not, he was in pain. That much was certain. So i took him in and and him put down. He died 6:30pm 1/21/16.

Chico was my very first chinchilla. My brother showed up asking if i could watch him while they got settled from moving back to the state. That was around 2007-2008. And he never left my side since then. Of course when he asked, i had never even heard of a chinchilla before much less have a clue about them.

When he got to my place in a small temp cage, he was so stressed out and spastic it was unbelievable. He would freak out if anyone even walked near the cage, much less tried to interact with him. (And living with them, this came as no surprise.) But he calmed down over time. He became a very lovable chin. He loved having his stomic scratched. Tho i got the feeling sometimes that he wished it were lower. I remember when it was just Chico and me, and i would let him out to run he would often just sit perched on my hand. Some times he would even climb in my lap and fall asleep on me.

It was a real shame that Chico out lived his son Houdini. In fact most of Chico's symptoms started to be seen right after Houdini died. Chico is now only survived by his two daughters Sophia and Ameena, and there mother Sophie.


Chico on the top. Houdini on the bottom.
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:48 PM United States
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As the time approached to leave for the vets office, we had one last little go. Made sure he had a nice full belly, The largest sand bath hes ever seen, and one final run around of the room... even tho it was half taken apart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSNI...ature=youtu.be
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:02 PM United States
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I'm so sorry for your loss, he sounded like such a fantastic chin.
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:20 PM United States
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I have a heavy heart, l am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:08 PM
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:18 AM Canada
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I'm so sorry for your loss
RIP Chico
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:55 AM United States
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I'm so sorry
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Old 01-25-2016, 02:30 PM United Kingdom
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RIP and run free little chin. I'm so sorry.
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:29 PM United States
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So sorry for you loss.

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Old 04-07-2016, 09:46 PM United States
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So sorry for your loss. Sorry about being late about this on the forum.
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