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Old 01-08-2018, 12:08 AM United States
renieandthejets renieandthejets is offline
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Default chinchilla spinning wheel upside down?

so my boyfriend and i got a flying saucer wheel as a christmas present for our chinnie (we've had her since mid-september). she's had it about 3-ish weeks now and will use the wheel as a platform to get to another ledge, will fall asleep on the wheel, and will also do this:

(pardon the barren cage, i was in the middle of cleaning her liners)

she literally gets on her back and spins her wheel with all four paws!!! has anyone's chin ever done this before? i searched all over the internet but it doesn't seem to be a very common thing for them to do. she's rolled over onto her back before (she rolled underneath a corner platform she has in her cage and hung out there for a bit) and she does it with the wheel several times a day. she never gets stuck or seems distressed, and usually when i come into the room she'll jump up and start going under the wheel and spinning it like she's trying to show off. i think it's absolutely hilarious, so i wanted to know if anyone else has ever experienced a similar situation! at this point, i think she's going to start "running" on the wheel that way instead of using it for its intended purpose
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:01 PM United States
Mt. Zion Chins Mt. Zion Chins is offline
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Typical crazy white chin. I had one that did that will a Chin spin. Crawled under it on her back and 'ran the wheel' upside down on her back
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:30 AM United States
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ticklechin ticklechin is offline
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White chins come with a crazy gene, its genetic!

“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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