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Old 01-24-2016, 01:31 PM United States
Godofgods Godofgods is offline
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Location: Harrisburg PA
Age: 32
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Chinchillas: 6
Default Rip Chico

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
Godofgods Godofgods is offline
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Location: Harrisburg PA
Age: 32
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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.
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:02 PM United States
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Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Florida
Age: 22
Posts: 25
Chinchillas: 2

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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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: modesto CA
Age: 52
Posts: 8,087
Chinchillas: 2

I have a heavy heart, l am so sorry for your loss.

“When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away. But first I spray them with Raid so I won’t dig them out of the garbage later. Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn’t taste that bad.”
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:08 PM
Snickers Snickers is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: So Calif
Posts: 1,825
Chinchillas: 35

Sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:18 AM Canada
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Minccino Minccino is offline
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: NB
Age: 29
Posts: 575
Chinchillas: 1

I'm so sorry for your loss
RIP Chico

Elijah the Chinchilla
3 Year old Standard Gray
Loved & Spoiled since 11.14.14

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Old 01-25-2016, 03:55 AM United States
Kokorobosoi Kokorobosoi is offline
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Central NJ
Age: 30
Posts: 123
Chinchillas: 4

I'm so sorry
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Old 01-25-2016, 02:30 PM United Kingdom
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Pepperpot Pepperpot is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: North West England.
Posts: 216
Chinchillas: 15

RIP and run free little chin. I'm so sorry.
Proud Chin Parent to :- Pepper Jason Chilli Salt Tigger Ziggy Zulu Mark Merlin Angus Dougal Storm Zeus, Vulcan and Flint.

If there are no chinchillas in Heaven, then,when I die, I want to go where they are!
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:29 PM United States
BooBoo*TheKiddo* BooBoo*TheKiddo* is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern Kentucky *miles from normal*
Age: 28
Posts: 2,891
Chinchillas: 9-2

So sorry for you loss.

RIP Chico

February 14, 2012 - January 25, 2016
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:46 PM United States
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CrazyForChinchillas CrazyForChinchillas is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central NY
Age: 33
Posts: 694
Chinchillas: 11

So sorry for your loss. Sorry about being late about this on the forum.
Owned by my chinnie boys: *Nibbler - standard gray. *Ramble - light tan. *Wiggles - white mosaic. *Morris - violet. *Scruffy - homo beige. *Leo - Ebony. *Jack - Black velvet. *Astro - tov ebony/ebony. *Orbity - Blue diamond.
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