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    I'm stuck at home so....

    Hey everyone! It's been forever since I've posted on here. As of right now I'm stuck at home for two weeks or so. I've decided this will be a great opportunity to revamp my girls cages and actually move them each into their own full ferret nations! Right now I have one Chin on each level(4 girls...
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    Weirdest thing they've run off with?

    What is the weirdest thing your chinchilla has snatched up and ran off with? I've gotten glasses stolen off my face and my phone dragged away. Tonight took the cake, I was getting some grooms(my eye lashes/brows) from my youngest chinchilla Sage after cage cleaning when all of a sudden she...
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    Massive Tuft

    One of my chinchillas,Lily, had a massive tuft of fur on her hind end. I've never seen one this big on any of them. She's a chin that likes to keep to herself, and I recently changed up her cage a little bit, could that lead to stress? None of the other chins can get to her.
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    The Face of Evil!

    Well, I'm back with two new chins I don't think I've shared! The first one is my violet Willow, she's such a sweet/evil girl. She likes to sit on my shoulder and chirp and groom, but as soon as the opportunity comes around BAM she books it across the chinchilla room and plays hard to get. I...
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    Best Place to buy Kiln Dried Pine

    Hello, It's been a while since I've posted here but I really need some advice. I'm looking to redo my chin's cages entirely and I'm looking for the best place to buy Kiln Dried Pine lumber. I used to get it at Menards but last time I took a look they were out. In my area we have...
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    Rolling in pee

    My little Willow rolls in her peed on bedding. Well she kicked out the bedding... and peed straight on the pan and rolled, this is what I'm assuming because I've witnessed her doing this before, she's acting completely normal, and I found a puddle of urine. This is what I woke up to find. She is...
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    Dust for a sensitive chin.

    I have a chin who earlier this year started getting watery eyes. Her teeth have been checked out and she eats fine, actually she's a piggy sometimes. I think it may be the dust baths, because they seem to only occur after a good bathing, so I've been giving her fresh dust every time and it's...
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    Dry ears?

    I've posted about my chin having dry skin but it seems like it's ALWAYS dry. Only on her ears not her feet. I've limited dust baths which won't help (I've gone down to one every four or five days). I use bag balm and it'll help only a little, which she actually looks forward to get daily ear...
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    FN pan covers

    Does anyone know of someone who makes just plain fleece cage liners. I usually make them myself but my sewing machine broke and my other sets are starting to get pilling on them (even though they were supposed to be anti-pill). Any help would be greatly appreciated :)!
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    Close call!

    I had a close call regarding my girls. I came home from work and found the room at 73 and rising. Chimi's ears were warm and Lilly was laying on her side on her chinchiller. I panicked and checked the air conditioner and it seemed to have just take a poop on me. I do have a more powerful spare...
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    Excited!

    I've been waiting a month but I finally brought her home. I now own a pretty little 2 month old violet girl! She doesn't have a name yet. I'm debating between Dahlia abd Willow, but my boyfriend wants me to name her after the chinchilla pokemon Cinccino. But pic after she's done being a ball of...
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    Thirty day quarantine...and heat

    So I've been preparing to bring home a new chin for about a month now. I've been keeping the room she'll be stored in at about 65. Well, we've been warming up in Wisconsin and it seems that the room shot up to 74 and will not budge. What do I do? My coldest room is the room I keep my other...
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    Failed Intro :(

    It seems my attempt to bond my girls has failed. I tried the cage within a cage method. I put my more dominant chin in the small cage and the shy one in the bigger cage in a neutral area. I even wiped everything with a vinegar wash with fresh bedding. At first Chimi didn't do anything but as...
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    No exotics.

    My boyfriend and I are on the look for apartments and we've been having issues. At first I thought maybe his rabbit was a problem since he's so big but we're finding more places against chinchillas mainly for the fact they're exotics. I've always considered my girls cleaner then the rabbit and...
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    What just happened?

    My chinchilla as chewing on an Apple stick when she suddenly stopped, went to the top of her cage, and it looked like one side went limp. I noticed one ear was pink and warm(on the side that looked limp) but the other was up and normal temp feeling. The temp in my room is a constant 63. I looked...
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    Transporting a chin

    I am picking up a new chin in a few weeks(hopefully). She'll be younger and I have about a three hour drive. What is the best way to transport a chin? What kind of carrier should I get? What should I bring with me when picking her up? Sorry, this will be the longest I've had to drive to get a...
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    Biting my tongue

    I had to do an emergency Petsmart run for hay for my boyfriend's rabbit and I happened to notice a guy buying chinchilla food. He was carrying the cheapest brand with the treats. It takes so much to not speak up because I have before and I got "This is my pet and they like what I feed them."...
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    Quality Cage vs. Ferret Nation

    I've been looking around at different types of cages and I've seen most people get the ferret nation(which I own two). But I also looked on quality cage and saw they have some pretty nice looking cages too. For this of you who've dealt with both what are the pros and cons of both cages? I've...
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    Looking for Ferret Nation in WI

    I'm looking for a ferret nation. Preferably a 182 but I will settle for a single unit. I'm looking mostly around the Fox Valley Region. Please message me here! Thank you!
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    Telling gender with a difficult chinchilla...

    I was attempting to bond my chinchillas and a thought crossed my mind... What if Lilly isn't a girl? I had previously adopted my oldest girl believing I was receiving a male. When I took "him" in to be shown how to properly check hair rings well... there was nothing to check for hair rings. I...
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