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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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    Bonding With A Baby Chinchilla

    I kinda sorted it out. No need to grab them, I just gently move my hands to direct them to their cage and they eventually get in. If one of them enters on his own, I close the door and he climbs on the top ramp where their food bowl is. It is from heavy glass so they cant push it down. When...
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    Bonding With A Baby Chinchilla

    I just let them roam free around the living room, having covered any cables they could bite or holes they could crawl into. I dont care cuddling or picking them, as long as they are happy and have exercise. Problem is because they are two, it is very rare for them to enter their cage both at...
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    Bonding With A Baby Chinchilla

    They are 10 months old but I only got them few weeks ago and they are still adapting .Also I am at the stage of constantly arranging their cage, waiting for new ramps. So they are still shy but they grew accustomed to me since I am a quiet guy and never try to touch them except to put them in...
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    Bonding With A Baby Chinchilla

    Yesterday I let them roam free in the hall while I cleaned their cage since they were rusty being shut inside and were in the mood to explore. I had to chase them after that though. I grabbed the first one as I had him cornered . Though whenever I see resistance on their part during the ground...
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    Do chinchillas inow what they are capable of?

    Now that you mention it, when I tried to grab the chinchilla, I had lifted the couch vertically in order for them not to slip under and also because there were holes in the sides of the couch where they could hide. One was squeezed between the couch and the wall and he tried to climb the wall...
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    Question about cage set-up and other specifics

    Took them to the vet and she checked teeth and heart rate. She did nit weight them because they were still too stressed. I asked as many questions and I could remember and she told me to wait at least one month before letting them leave the cage, to get used to their surroundings. Also she...
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    Question about cage set-up and other specifics

    Another question I was not planning on letting the chins out of the cage yet by forcing them. I just let the door open so if they wanted to they could explore outside themselves. They smelled the cage door and extended their head outside but did not jump out. Yesterday I tried to remove the...
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    Question about cage set-up and other specifics

    Fortunately it was a misunderstanding. I called again to verify and it turned out that the way I pronounced chinchillas over the phone, sounded like "little dogs" in Greek, so he heard wrong.
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    You Know You're A Chinchilla Owner When...

    Sorry for bumping such an old thread, but apparently there is a cartoon with chinchillas, which is a Japanese animated series of the 70s, even though they used wrong sfx
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