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    Scrubbing, Baking and Boiling

    Thank goodness, I've had my fill of raising bugs. I raised mealworms and crickets, plus always had earthworms when I was raising baby birds, it's a relief to not have them anymore, but if my chins had needed them I would be back doing it. Thank you for the wild chin food list, Amathyst, that...
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    Scrubbing, Baking and Boiling

    Thank you, Amethyst, I haven't started on my wood yet so will definitely boil it before putting it into the oven. My babies deserve the best care I can possibly give them. I read somewhere that chins in the wild eat bugs, do you know if this is true or not? Too much on the net is false so...
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    Scrubbing, Baking and Boiling

    I'm going to try this, keeping 7 chins in chew sticks is a lot of work. Thanks for the idea.
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    do chinchillas have the same eye size?

    That's not plywood on petran79's chin house?
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    Chinchilla thrusting body forward

    Pierre, did you check for hair rings?
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    Needing to rehome two beauties: Owner passed

    Kijiji is in U.S. and has listings for chinchillas.
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    Rest in peace Bazil

    R.I.P. Bazil My condolences for your loss, Amethyst. I recently lost my 16-year-old American Eskimo puppy. I have faith we will all end up with those we love. You will be together again, just believe.
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    Is Jilzukow's chin sleeping on wire?
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    Loss of chinchilla

    It's so heartbreaking to lose a fur baby and I'm sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace, little one.
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    Free Chin Spin (you pay shipping)

    The flying saucer comes in three sizes. Which size do you recommend for full-grown chinchillas?? Thanks for any info.
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    End of Life Care

    Rest In Peace, Junior. My deepest sympathies, Sandy. The worst thing about having pets is when they leave us.
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    Cowboy Buffalo Biscuit

    Voted & post
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    ants in my chins cage !!! please help

    Diatomaceous earth (DE) is not only inexpensive and effective; it's non-toxic to kids, birds, and pets. And yet it destroys ants, earwigs, slugs, beetles, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, and bed bugs. ... DE is made up of crushed fossilized skeletons of diatoms and algae. Use food grade only.
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    Baby Chinchilla Diet: Hay

    Most of my chins sleep like that. Perhaps it keeps them cooler lying on their side?
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    Tall Vs. Wide Cage

    Having run a home-based "Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation" for 17 years I'm fortunate enough to have numerous different sized cages which were homemade. The one my chins seem to enjoy the most is one that is 8' long, 4' wide, and 2' high. It is equipped with a chin spin, shelves for climbing...
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    Bonding With A Baby Chinchilla

    I have ramps leading up to my two Ferret Nation cages and my chinchillas go to their homes on their own.
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    Baby Chinchilla Care

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    How many pets do you have?

    PLEASE, never breed or allow any of your pets to breed. There are too many animals without homes as it is.
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    Chin Chillers

    I use flagstones they are about 2" thick and 1' square. Boiled and cleaned them and they get nice and cold. Chins love them.