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  1. Dragonflye

    Chinchilla with URI

    It sounds like you’ve got things covered. In my experience with URIs, they do take a while to clear.
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    New chin mom from Pa

    Welcome. They are adorable girls- pictures are always welcome here! :)
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    How to help a chinchilla in mourning?

    I think those are the best ideas. Just keep an eye on her and see how she does for now. I have found the chinnie buddies to be useful. Most of my guys have them.
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    Kumo the chinchilla. Good-bye, buddy.

    I'm sorry for your loss. RIP beautiful boy.
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    New chubby chonker unit: Gus Gus

    Adorable! Congrats!
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    Fur slip during introductions

    Yay! Good luck, I hope things continue to go well.
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    Shedding? Fur slipping? :/

    I have two chins that are fur chewers. One of them seems to give himself a trim (i.e.- the fur is shortened and he doesn't typically have bald spots, the other chin looks like he has a ring around his head/shoulder area and the fur is totally missing. Does your chin seem fine other than the fur...
  8. Dragonflye

    Triple Ferret Nation Cages

    Yep, the more space, the better for these guys.
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    Chin behaviour changes with age?

    Agreed, hand feedings stink, but they will get over it.
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    Chin sounds like coughing

    Chins may cough and rub their noses right after a dust bath. Is it a “Sneezing/barking” kind of noise? Is there any discharge coming out of his nose or eyes?
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    ears down

    I am not sure that having their ears down is necessarily indicative of illness. Mine tend to have theirs down when sleepy. I have had a few chins with dental issues and they typically paw at the mouth, have dampness under the chin (drool), or weight loss and small poos. If there is any...
  12. Dragonflye

    New oxbow Critical Care Formula Issues

    As with all brands of food, some chins will like it, some chins won’t. I have used Mazuri in the past with some success. Currently, I feed Purina Rabbit Chow Show, which is available in the size I need and is more economical than Oxbow and Mazuri. Whichever New food you choose, make sure to...
  13. Dragonflye

    Hello new Chin owner

    Welcome! I would look through the forum- there is a lot of helpful information here (and many cute pics)!
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    Just a cute picture.

    Cute pictures are always appreciated! 🙂
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    Making new shelves for cage: help!

    I would use kiln dried pine for shelving. It’s easily accessible from Home Depot type stores. Some stores will cut it to the size you want it.
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    Um, I love my chin so here are photos of him

    Adorable! His cage looks awesome!
  17. Dragonflye

    My Chinchilla Ellie

    Cute- both of them! 🙂
  18. Dragonflye

    Pellets + Hay vs. Pellets only

    I would definitely give hay as well. It’s good for chin teeth and gives them variety.
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    Would you buy a chinchilla you knew was a fur chewer

    I have a fur chewer. He is a rescue that chewed before I got him. He may not have the best fur, but he has the cutest face and the sweetest temperament!
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    what do i do now?

    I’m sorry for your loss. It’s always hard, especially when the chin that passed has a buddy left behind. If you aren’t ready for another chin, a chin buddy may help as mentioned above. If you do get another chin, it should be quarantined in a separate room. My boys are in separate cages next to...