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    You could get a chinnie buddie for the female (maybe that is what people were referring to not an actual new chinchilla), it's a chin...
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    Ok I took a look at the photos you PMed me, it does look like there is at least a couple shelves, so that is good, but no chews or hay...
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    It's hard to say how much damage the inappropriate food has caused. At two years old that isn't that long, my guys were eating junk...
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    Personally I am against it, it just seems cruel to me. I do see the argument of the slow intro being potentially dangerous too though...
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    I would just check with the vet to make sure you even need calcium, if the teeth are orange he is probably getting enough calcium, if...
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    The biggest issue I see with adding calcium to the diet is that some chins are genetically predisposed to developing kidney and bladder...
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    Amethyst replied to the thread Bass Pans.
    The only "paint" that is really considered safe for sure around chins where they can reach is powder coating, it's what is used on cages...
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    Amethyst replied to the thread DIY Projects.
    You want chin safe wood, looking them up I guess they are called dowel pins or dowel pegs (These) I've seen poplar and possibly pine in...
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    Amethyst replied to the thread Chin cage feedback.
    I make my own liners so I can't really suggest a place, I know a lot of people use vendor on Etsy though, but yeah most are expensive...
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    Amethyst replied to the thread A post about chewing.
    I second the Ferret Nation cage, they are expensive up front, unless you can grab one on sale or find one for sale second hand, but...
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    Amethyst replied to the thread DIY Projects.
    Screws can work, but you do need to keep an eye on things so the chin doesn't chew down to the screw (they have been known to chip...
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    Amethyst replied to the thread A post about chewing.
    Yes you can get fleece at craft stores, but a cheaper way is to just get fleece throw blankets at Walmart or bargain stores. They are...
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    Amethyst replied to the thread A post about chewing.
    Oh another thing, if you are feeding a good quality food chins don't need extra vitamin C, and can actually do more harm then good.
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    Amethyst replied to the thread A post about chewing.
    The plastic can be covered in anti pill fleece, most chins don't bother to chew it because it's not "fun" since it doesn't unravel or...
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    Although I do agree that hay may often lack all the nutrients needed, I strongly disagree that it does nothing to wear down teeth, the...
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