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    2 male chinchillas need rehoming

    Hi. I have 2 male chinchillas that need to be re-homed. Their owner moved back to Taiwan and was originally planning on sending them back. However due to paperwork delay, they were left here to be care by their friend who had no experience taking care of chinchillas. So I temporarily took them...
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    Air travel with chinchilla

    Hi. I have to relocate to Boston from Houston at the end of November and I would like to bring my chinchilla with me. The only way for me to do so is to fly her with me. However, researching all over internet and looking through many airline restrictions, it seems that none will allow chinchilla...
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    Potential constipation and hairball

    Hi. I need opinion whether any treatment is needed for my chin, Candy. Last Tuesday, I found that she chewed through my vacuum's electricity cord (not plugged in at that time, she somehow got to it when the vacuum was placed on top of the cage). So I've been monitoring and weighing her everyday...
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    Litter pan/box idea for chin that kicks out shavings in the pan

    Hi. In the past few days, I noticed that more than half of the shavings that I put in my chin's litter box (pyrex baking dish) were out on the fleece floor every morning when I got up to clean her cage. She must had kicked the shavings out during the night. This makes the cage really messy and...
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    Chin not drinking much water

    Ever since I brought home my chin (11 weeks old) a week ago, I've been noticing that she consistently only drinks at most 1oz/day (most of the time, less than 1oz). I don't think she pees much as well. Her "fresh" poops are not very moist and turn hard very quickly like dried pellets. I am very...
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    Urine stain on fur

    Hi. I am a new chin mom for about a week. A few days ago, I decided to switch to fleece lining when I got the FN cage (I used aspen shaving before in a smaller cage when I first got Candy). Very quickly, I started smelling urine from the cage and recently on Candy as well. Then last night, I...
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    Greetings from new chin Mom

    Hi. My name is Winnie. I am a new chin Mom for less than a week but already loving my baby girl, Candy, so much! She's 11 weeks old and is the sweetest and cutest little chinchilla!
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    Chinchilla breeder around Houston, TX

    I am looking for a reputable chinchilla breeder near Houston, TX to purchase my first chinchilla! Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!