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    Rehoming of 2 Male Chinchillas - Cincinnati, OH

    My friend just died of health complications this past week and I am helping her family re-home her 2 male chinchillas. Both around 5 years old and grew up together, are standard grays, and are very friendly. Currently they are living in my spare bedroom for the time being but I don't have a...
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    SHH... The Chins are Sleeping

    One of mine regularly sleeps like this after he chews the stone above for an hour or so. He gets so tired he just passes out. Starts falling asleep while chewing even Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    What temperature do you keep your chins rooms/house at?

    25-35% humidity and 65-70°F Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    Favorite Sleeping Place

    One loves sleeping in his hut. The other one likes to lay on his side out in the open where he can wake up occasionally, chew a pumice stone, and pass out on his side for another hour Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    How did your furbabies get their names?

    I have 2 chins and one I named my fiance named the other. Their names and reason behind it are as follows: Boris: thought a Russian name on a South American rodent was funny Leo: chinchillas are super small and usually timid. Complete opposite of a lion Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    dumbest thing your chin has ever done

    When my chinchillas were younger one of them would run on the wheel. Not in, but on. Balancing on the very top and spinning it underneath him Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    The Chin Wheel/Saucer Poll

    Chinspin is fantastic! Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
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    Bumblefoot progressed to limb chewing

    My 3.5 year old male long-tailed chinchilla has been battling diagnosed bumblefoot for the past 1.5 years. Every time I go in to the vet they prescribe antibiotics and it gets better for a month or two then starts right back up. The vets don't seem to have a fix other than antibiotics then...
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    Tail hair loss

    My 5 1/2 month old chinchilla lost a chunk of hair from his tail while being chased his brother chin. Does this coarser tail hair grow back like the body fur? And what things do I need to know to rectify this? Thank you all :)
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