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    Question about cage set-up and other specifics

    On second thought I'll keep the last big cage but without the wires. Bought a dog rail and it seems they cant escape, so I'll surround it with the rail as well. So for my main home it is this setup For my parents hope I keep the larger cage + rail and for our summer home that is far smaller...
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    Question about cage set-up and other specifics

    Screw it. Wiring is for pros and they got away again, plus there is risk of injury too, not only for them. I would have to remove the wire and the cage ederytime I leave too, which would be exhausting and time consuming. Wrong calculation on my part. I removed it and will put it on sale. Got a...
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    Question about cage set-up and other specifics

    Got the cat cage for my parents home. As expected, first night they escaped via the low horizontal bar (room was small and lockef at least). Today I went and bought a wire and it took me few hours to surround the cage. I'll see what happens the next day.
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    which one of the 3 food options do you recommend?

    Got two Oxbow bags from the store and ordered some more online, 4.5 kilo each, though they haven't arrived yet. added oxbow sandbath too in the order. Currently I am mixing Oxbow and VL , at 50% during second week. But I notice they are not that fond of Oxbow, while they eat VL with great...
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    Can chinchillas sleep or drowse sideways?

    I noticed that he repeated it again but this time while he was cuddling with the other one, without getting tired. Though this time he seems to have done it out of affection and the other pushed him to his normal stance. I'll have an appointment with the vet on Tuesday so I'll ask about it for...
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    Is the gap of the bars too large for chinchillas for this cage?

    thanks for the info. The cage I have is 2.5 cm and they do not escape, probably because they do not know they can yet, unless they become very scared. I'll carry the wooden equipment with me for the new cage too, so I'll replace the plastic. I would have ordered the ferrplast ferret cage from...
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    Is the gap of the bars too large for chinchillas for this cage?

    Unfortunately Ferret Nations Cages were unavailabe from the shop I asked and they only bring cages in my country 1-2 times a year. Looked for another large cage on Amazon from Italian manufacturers, but they would not export it to my country either. So I ordered this...
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    Can chinchillas sleep or drowse sideways?

    Yes I figured, especially now that cold days are over and temp rose by 3-4 degrees, same with humidity. One reason that instead of having them run all over the living room, now I let them slip under the cage as their only hiding place. I put the cage in the corner. Then I put 2 wooden shelves...
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    Can chinchillas sleep or drowse sideways?

    I had to wake up the chins to guide them to their cage.. One of them after some running and hoping here and there, stood still looking at me and then he closed his eyes and lied sideways with his feet sideways on the floor too, kinda like rabbits do when they lie down. Just for a short moment...
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    Question about cage set-up and other specifics

    Finally the wooden houses from Quality Cage arrived too. Will not dare ordering anything from the USA ever again. 272.78 $ total Products did cost 190 $ while rest was shipping costs. Had also to pay an additional 75$ for import and postal fees. 3/2 ratio. Insane. Though after setting the...
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    How many pets do you have?

    One reason I did not get a cat is that in the garden there appear 6-7 stray cats and I give them some treats or food once in a while. The one I liked the most unfortunately stopped appearing. He looked delicate and sickly and probably got worse or was injured or kicked out during heat. Had a...
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    Question about cage set-up and other specifics

    Finally ramps arrived. Waiting also for the wooden houses but they can wait since I already got one. I am not ordering anything again from America. Shipping fees are killing it and on top of it I had to pay an extra 30 euro to the post office for toll fees. Ramps cost 1/3 of the total price...
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    ants in my chins cage !!! please help

    if cage is inside the apartment, ants probably made their nest somewhere. Disinsectisation would be necessary since it can not be solved with common bug sprays. The guys applied some sort of sweet ointment in the edges and the recesses of the appartment. It has an attractive smell for the ants...
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    which one of the 3 food options do you recommend?

    First weeks I fed them the Bunny Nature Chinchilla Dream brand, since this was the only available in the shop and it was the first day I got the chins: https://cdn.bunny-nature.net/hp/img/ctb-en-product.e31fe42fae719c70.webp But because it was a mixed food brand, after 2 bags were finished, I...
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    How to encourage Chinchilla to eat more hay?

    I also put hay inside and on top of their wooden house and try to add variety, mixing 5 different hay sacks. The hay on top vanishes. Next day I throw whats left away because of of the dirt.
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