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    Tall Vs. Wide Cage

    That's funny that you saw the same post! I guess the chin world is a small circle. I totally agree. Having a bird's eye view has and is still very important to my chins. I have dachshunds in the house and when one of them would walk into the room, Perkins would stand on his perch and look down...
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    Tall Vs. Wide Cage

    I saw this being discussed on Facebook and thought it was a pretty interesting conversation. Do you guys think it's more important that a cage is wide (plenty of space) or that it is tall (plenty of room to climb)?
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    Healthy Chin With Smelly Poo

    Yes, it's only when it's fresh does it have a smell. I'm glad it's just another case of me freaking out over nothing. And yes, Buttons also looks at me like I'm losing it when I'm basically huffing his poo. Thanks for your input. It is a huge relief.(y)
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    Healthy Chin With Smelly Poo

    So my one year old chin just got over a bout of antibiotics for a parasite followed by some bad constipation. I took him to the vet yesterday and he got a clean bill of health (his fecal test came back normal). He is now pooping just fine (it is really hard now), but I still notice a slight...
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    Quick Questions

    I'm not going to give him anymore Bene Bac if I'm going to be using the gas drops. He only has one more dose of antibiotics today and two tomorrow and then he is done. If there is no change after that, he will be going back to the vet. I think I should also add that he is drinking and eating...
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    Quick Questions

    I think I've been giving him the Bene Bac too soon after the antibiotics. I don't know why that didn't occur to me.
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    Quick Questions

    BTW, how much of the baby gas drops do I give him. Just once or every day?
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    Chinchilla breeders

    I did find one located in York PA. It is called 'BLS Chins & Guinea Pigs'. It does not look like they have any chins to adopt as of now (there is a rescued female chin on pregnancy watch who will be available in April) I would keep them in mind X However, I strongly urge you to keep your...
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    Quick Questions

    He is on antibiotics and probiotics. His poo is rock hard now, but still pretty small. I will say that he has not been eating much, but I do think that is due to the stress of me getting him out and giving him medicine twice a day. I will put him back on pellets immediately. I thought that I...
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    Quick Questions

    I put my chin on a strict hay only diet and noticed that his poo is very small and not as plentiful. This is normal, correct? I also noticed that he doesn't seem to be drinking much, but I have seen him eating. The fact that he is eating is indicative of him drinking as well, correct?
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    Dried Medicine in Chin's Fur

    It's one thing after another with this little guy!:LOL:
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    Dried Medicine in Chin's Fur

    My chinchilla Buttons is taking liquid medicine. Despite using the burrito method, he likes to spit the medicine out and, of course, it ends up in his fur. I tried my best to wipe it off, but there were a few patches that dried and are now pretty stiff. He has since taken two dust baths, but the...
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    Help chinchilla is humping

    My first chin Perkins never humped me, so it was a shock when my new chin Buttons started up. I can't get him to stop! I think he does it mostly to say "Hey, I'm the boss. Not you."
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    Minor Chin Belly Ache?

    Whew. That's actually a weight lifted from my mind. I get to be like a hypochondriac That is a huge weight off my mind. I'm still really jumpy since my first chin passed away last year. I get to be like a hypochondriac when anything changes at all. I really appreciate you for always answering...
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    Minor Chin Belly Ache?

    This is going to sound really dumb, but do you think it's possible that he was wound up? There was a lot of stress in the house last night and I can't help wonder if he didn't pick up on some of it and got spooked.
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    Chinchilla Dust and Silicosis? I may have an irrational fear and I think posting here might help

    Good question. I don't know about direct cases caused by chin dust, but I do think it's a possibility albeit a small one. I myself have used Kaytee brand dust for my first chin's entire life (15 years) and saw no issues with his breathing or my own. I have since switched to Oxbow dust and I have...
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    Minor Chin Belly Ache?

    Last night, I noticed my one year old male chin's poo smelled really bad. it was a little bit on the moist side, but his poo has always looked a little on the squishy side despite retaining it's shape. I do what I like to call the 'roll test' to see if his poo is firm enough to roll around and...
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    Diabolical Chin Behavior

    It kind of sounded like a baby chinchilla contact noise. Kind of. Which is odd considering he just turned one last month. Nothing else seems to match what I heard.
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    Diabolical Chin Behavior

    My chin has started a new behavior that I wanted to know if anybody else has experienced. It seems like my chin will make random noises in the morning if he feels that I am sleeping too long (the cage is in my room). He started off with little, yet noticeable squeaks, but this morning he sounded...
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    Eye Infection

    My male chin who is less then a year old has an eye infection. He has had problems with this eye (clear discharge) for a week now, which I have been treating with eye drops. It seems to clear up for awhile, but then today he is holding his eye closed. Although he has opened it now and he is...
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