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  1. Mandy

    Shipping Animals

    Now, I know shipping animals is complicated..but does anyone here know the process? Have a link that clearly explains it? I have a friend overseas (could ship to Belgium) who very seriously wants to adopt a certain dwarf rabbit here in the next couple of months. We know it is an expensive and...
  2. Mandy

    Should the vet check her out?

    For anyone who may have read my posts on a different thread, I wanted to ask a question that doesn't pertain to that section.. It's been 3 weeks since I first saw "movement" in Lucy's stomach. The little bump on her under side is still there. Her belly feels a tad but more firm, but I think she...
  3. Mandy

    How many pets do you have?

    Some people believe there is no such thing as a person with too many pets...only a person who can not care for all of the pets they have. I (meaning my full support) have 5 chinchillas and a dwarf hamster. I am also fostering 3 chinchillas (2 of which may be leaving very soon) and a rabbit...
  4. Mandy

    I think I'm going to be sick.

    A few days ago I had someone email me with their phone number. They asked me to call them as they had a few questions about a pair of chins someone had given them. The man was going to drop them off at a shelter, but the girl said she'd take them and he gave them to her for free. So, they're...
  5. Mandy

    Foster/Rescue Chins - KyOhIn

    I still have the two following chinchillas that were being fostered looking for homes. We are willing to travel to meet if you are interested as we are in the Northern KY area. (Can go further into Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, or West Virginia.) Packer - light ebony male. Very sweet towards humans...
  6. Mandy

    Breeding run housing

    I have been thinking about my housing lately. Would it be wrong to keep pet-only chinchillas in runs? (closed holes of course) I have 7 chinchillas and all but two live alone. The ferret nations take up a lot of room and it is and is a lot of upkeep when the chins jump around a bit, but for the...
  7. Mandy

    Blind chinchilla? Very lost

    I had a thread about housing for a blind chinchilla, but this is not about housing. I just picked up the 'eyeless' chinchilla. I can see there's probably no right eye. I think I MAY be seeing a left eye..but I have no idea. This doesn't look too good. . Her eyes have a discharge coming out of...
  8. Mandy

    Blind chinchilla housing

    I am going to pick up a chinchilla Friday. She was born with no eyes, and currently lives in a sort of hamster like cage. The woman was very nice and told us the chin gets around fine once she is use to her surroundings. I had a design in mind for her cage. It's a ferret nation with three...
  9. Mandy

    A little rescue adventure

    So, I went to the shelter today. Usually don't on Tuesday, but the degus I was fostering were getting adopted and I had to meet the adopter there. I walk in, sit down, and look out the window. I see a truck pull up with some white thing in the back of the bed. I overhear him telling a staff...
  10. Mandy

    Post-alter behavior

    Hello all, I got my chinchilla Mozart neutered yesterday. He was done at noon. The vet said everything went well. I trust this vet and he is the only one I use. He has done 'emergency' surgery on my other chinchilla and the chin was fine. I can't remember how my other chinchilla acted after his...
  11. Mandy

    Chinchilla Fight

    I have a younger male who got in a fight with his cage mate (both males) last night. From what I can see the wound is dry, but it is his anus area that the other chinchilla bit. I can't see as the skin is lifted, but it may have been the skin right above it. I'm not sure..I can't make it out. I...
  12. Mandy

    Opinions on previously stored items?

    Hello! :) I have been stressing over getting a new cage/wheels/toys for everyone. Well, this nice deal came across on craigslist and today we took the trip to purchase the lot. (One 142FN cage with a bass pan, a group of toys, two wheels, food dishes/marble slabs/a book and blue cloud dust...
  13. Mandy

    Chins are getting ready for Christmas!

    Sharing some photos of the chins. I take holiday photos of everyone, so I figured I'd get them early this year. Horrible lighting (nighttime) calls for not-so-great quality photos..but the shots themselves aren't too bad. :) Will try to get better ones later. Enjoy, and feel free to add your...
  14. Mandy

    Gerbil/General rodent help?

    I have a gerbil, Bam. He's 4/+ years old. I've had him since he was young, as he came from a pet store. This little guy has never failed to amaze me, and he's the one pet I have that has grown completely close in trust with me. Thus, I'm having a horrible time dealing with his possible death...
  15. Mandy

    Bird feather in hay

    Hi, I use Oxbow hays (Orchard, timothy, alfalfa, and herbal). I went to feed today and found a bird feather in the pile of orchard grass. Should I be concerned with finding this? I don't own a bird, nor do I know anything about them. I don't know if anything could be spread to the hay that...
  16. Mandy

    Chinchillas and 4-H?

    Does anyone here have experience with chinchillas and 4-H? Maybe a child who was/is in it and worked with the rodent side? I use to be very active when I younger. I'm still young enough to be in my local 4-h, so am looking into the rodent side of it more. When I was looking around for my 2nd...
  17. Mandy

    Questions on a new male.

    Hello, I purchased my first mosaic male today. (Milo) I'm a little worried about his eye. I noticed he was squinting it a tad today. If a bit of shavings/dander/etc got in his eye from the cage he was in, would it flush? I've never had to deal with an eye injury or irritation. Could I use eye...
  18. Mandy

    Question about behaviour & Fur.

    So I was just curious what Momma was trying to get across here. I'm in the process of introing Momma to Misty (From what it looks like I may just keep them apart. Momma's a butt to Misty..yet Misty just wants to be by Momma. er..) I cleaned cages today and decided to flop Misty to Mommas cage...
  19. Mandy

    How'd you come up with your name?

    This should be an interesting thread.. I'm becoming a member of the American Gerbil Society where I can keep up with gerbil shows and register my gerbil pups. I have to come up with a kennel name and have NO idea of where I should start. So I thought I'd ask..to those of you who breed...
  20. Mandy

    After weaning housing

    Hi, I've been focusing so much on researching babies and what to know with them at a young age..that I hadn't really thought about this. Once Momma's kit is weaned off her can I put baby in a cage with wood ledges? The cage I have for him is about 2 ft tall. I didn't know if I had to keep him...
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