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    Viewing of chinchilla molars.

    Yes, they plan to do the sedation/X-rays, wake him up, and then shortly after do the anesthesia to trim. That's one of the key things I thought was weird because one alone is not great let alone both in the span of 2-3 hours. I think I will try to find a better place. It just seems weird to me...
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    Viewing of chinchilla molars.

    You make very good points and I really appreciate it! I was with him in the past so that definitely may contribute to his ability to be examined. I also don’t think I was looking at the entire picture out of my scared/panic thinking. He has not had X-rays before so I think you’re definitely...
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    Three adorable (and sassy) boys!

    Fred and Gizmo are standard brothers about 4.5 years old. Mushu is the mosaic and his age is unknown. Each has their own great personality and they are just too cute (I suppose I’m a little biased 🤣).
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    Viewing of chinchilla molars.

    For clarification, the vet still does not allow pet parents into the office due to covid. It is curbside drop off so I was not able to be present at the initial exam.
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    Viewing of chinchilla molars.

    Hi all, I was just wondering what you guys may have all heard from vets regarding the viewing of chinchilla molars. Most vets I’ve been to have been able to use a mouth speculum to view the molars and determine if they need to be trimmed. Then they use isoflurane and take care of any of the...
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    Oxbow hay alternative?

    That’s awesome! Thank you so much for the update! I’ll take a look into farmer Dave’s and maybe some other hay types from oxbow. Thanks guys!
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    Oxbow hay alternative?

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has found a brand of hay since this was posted that they’ve had good luck with quality? I typically feed a mixture of oxbow and small pet select. Oxbow has the issues mentioned above and is recently of even worse quality than normal (multiple lots and packages)...
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    How much fighting is normal?

    Thank you amethyst for the reply!! The fur slips never leave bald patches or spots, it’s just a small tuft. As for the cage I have a double unit ferret nation that all three share. They have a bunch of sleeping areas so I don’t think that is an issue. I have ordered additional food and water...
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    How much fighting is normal?

    I have a bonded pair of brothers and a male I rescued a little over a year ago. I worked on bonding them for months and they are now housed together. The vast majority of the time they all do well together/sleep with each other. But there are some occasions at night or during playtime they will...
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    Which Cage Would You Recommend?

    I also have ferret nation and got it for similar reasons as amethyst said. I had a different cage for when my boys were smaller and the bars were thinner and had some break that were holding ledges in the most used spots. I’ve had my ferret nation now for a year and a half with two chins and...
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    New oxbow Critical Care Formula Issues

    Thank you!!! I will take a look into those.
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    New oxbow Critical Care Formula Issues

    I appreciate your response, but I am referring to the critical care formula for when chins are sick.
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    New oxbow Critical Care Formula Issues

    Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone knew of alternatives to the oxbow critical care? I have fed this to my chinchillas for years when they are sick and have had no issues with it. I purchased some new packs and found oxbow has created a new formula. As it was new I wanted to check that...
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    Drinking enough water?

    I have a set of brothers I’ve had for two and a half years and between them they drink very different amounts of water. One drinks much more frequently and larger amounts than the other and have been this way since I got them at 8 weeks old. Does your chinchilla show any outwards signs of not...
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    Bonding two brothers to a new male

    Could you send me your address so I can set the route for the morning?
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    Bonding two brothers to a new male

    I will definitely keep them separate then and hopefully get them to enjoy play time together. Thank you all for your comments!! I don’t want to risk breaking the bond between my brothers.
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    Bonding two brothers to a new male

    Yes, that is an option. It was more for the idea that they would get the most benefit of having them together. My boys get a couple hours of outside cage time everyday so I didn’t want to cut off their playtime/attention if possible. Do you think it might be easier to get them okay with being...
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    Bonding two brothers to a new male

    Hi all. I was wondering if anyone has had any success/tips on bonding brothers to a new chinchilla (outside the standard norm bonding techniques)? The possible new chin used to have a cage mate before, but the mate has since passed on. It sounds like he’s been bounced around to a lot of...
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    Bonding a pair of brothers to a new male chin

    Hi all. I was wondering if anyone has had any success/tips on bonding brothers to a new chinchilla (outside the standard norm bonding techniques)? The possible new chin used to have a cage mate before, but the mate has since passed on. It sounds like he’s been bounced around to a lot of...
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    Male chin rehome in Wisconsin

    Where in Wisconsin are you located?
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