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    Chinchilla Games!

    Are there any games your chinchilla likes to play with you? Mr. B and I recently discovered a new "game" he likes to play! When it's playtime, there's a pumpkin in the corner of the space we play in (it's from halloween.. never been carved! Still hasn't rotted yet!). He'll jump up on top of...
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    Cloudy Urine

    A while ago I had posted about Mr. B's urine leaving a white chalky residue (and it turns out that was not abnormal), but just today when we were playing he pee'd and I noticed it looked yellowish and cloudy.. which I heard can be problematic! The urine didn't smell bad and he hasn't been...
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    White residue in urine

    I was playing with Mr. B today and he pee'd on one of his cardboard play boxes. After the urine dried up I noticed there was a white residue leftover. After doing a bit of research, there was a past thread where a member said it's calcium being excreted, which is normalish but sometimes...
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    Interesting read about Calcium supplements

    I'm a new chin owner but have been scouring the internets for information about malo (my chin, Mr. B, had molar spurs). I stumbled upon this article on this informative chin care site: https://www.chincare.com/HealthLifestyle/Dental.htm It says moderate calcium supplementation can help with...
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    Hello!

    I've posted a few times already - mostly first time chinnie owner freaking-out kind of questions - so I figure I should intro myself - Hi! My name is Katy and I adopted a gray standard ~3y/o male chinnie, named Mr. B, in December. He was named Mr. Bigglesworth by the adoption agency, hence the...
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    The time you knew your chinnie liked you <3

    Tell me the story of when you first felt your chinnie was beginning to bond with you! :D My story: I adopted my chin, Mr. B, the beginning of December. He's a pretty well behaved and chill, but hates being picked up like any other chin. He'll kack and sometimes bite but it's just a nip. Last...
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    Should I get a dehumidifier?

    I live in Portland, OR, and it gets kinda humid in the winter (70-80%!) but only around 60% in the summer, so I was wondering if I should get a dehumidifier for my chin? I haven't had him during the summer yet so it'll be a test. He seems fine with the higher winter humidity at the moment. The...
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    How to encourage Chinchilla to eat more hay?

    I adopted a Chinchilla about a month ago, and he definitely has a preference for pellets over hay (probably how he got his molar spurs which had to be removed a few weeks ago). How do I get him more interested in hay? I now have several varieties of it, but he still has a preference for...
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    Experiences post anesthesia and dental work?

    How were your Chinchillas after having dental work done? Mine just came home after getting molar spurs ground down. The vet said he would be really lethargic for 12 hours or so. Right now he's hiding in his hut and has been making weird rhythmic sounds that might be linked to his breathing...
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    Crash course on sick Chin care (my chin is on Meloxicam and not eating much now)

    I've had my chinchilla, Mr. B, for about a month now. I adopted him from a Chinchilla adoption center and he was a bright happy chin! Been feeding him Oxbow Essential pellets, timothy hay, occasional chinchilla safe dried flowers/herbs, and spoiling him with apple sticks, chew toys etc...
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    How to prevent molar spurs

    Hi! I'm a new chinnie owner and have had my Chinchilla, Mr. B, for about a month now. On Friday he started rubbing his mouth/grinding his teeth and kind of wincing in pain. I brought him to the vet and she says he has points on his molars that are causing inflammation in his mouth, so I am...
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