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  1. naomi_brightt

    Quarentine cage redo!

    I decided to upgrade my chins from plastic shelves lined with fleece to a fully wooden cage. Was not cheap or particularly easy, but I love how it turned out and knowing they're safe makes it all worth it, my standard grey learnt how to unpick stitches which helped boost my decision along!!! I...
  2. naomi_brightt

    Kiln dried oak?

    So I want to remake the platforms in my chins' cage and have been trying to find safe wood... I was wondering is kiln dried oak safe? Thanks!!!
  3. naomi_brightt

    Squish Bonding. Best Method Or Cruel?

    I can see both sides, in my mind it seemed cruel and I wondered how anyone could do it... However, when I went to get my second boy, the breeder explained that they can just ignore each other if they're in separate cage and then will just fight when put together. I was very worried, but trusted...
  4. naomi_brightt

    A Couple Random Questions

    My boys are the same, before I got my second one... My boy loved his out of cage time and it was hard to get him back in. He seems happy enough now, I can only imagine that he's happy enough and getting enough exercise he doesn't feel the need to come out (:
  5. naomi_brightt

    Feeding with 2...

    So was just wondering how do people with 2 chins feed them but also make sure they are both eating healthy amounts... Should I feed them in different points of the cage? Or do I just let them eat out of each others bowls... They happily sit together and share 1 bowl
  6. naomi_brightt

    Just Double Checking..

    I think it would mainly depend on your chins as my chin chews anything and everything he can get his paws on! So I definitely wouldn't use it with him :)
  7. naomi_brightt

    Just Double Checking..

    I think a chinchilla will eat that and I doubt it's safe...but I don't know for sure
  8. naomi_brightt

    2nd chin!!!

    So I am going to get a brother for my 1 year old boy and was wondering whether the age gap matters. Would it be better to go for a slightly bigger age gap? I have the option of a 6month old chin or 9week old that has been with his mum
  9. naomi_brightt

    The Debate On Playtime

    I get my chinchilla out every day at the same sort of time and he knows that, I leave the lower door to his cage open the entire time. I aim for an hour but by about 45 minutes he goes to the top of his cage and stares at me until I feed him. The thing with my chinchilla, he will bark at me if I...
  10. naomi_brightt

    Chinchilla untrained himself?

    Thank you, I'll give that a go
  11. naomi_brightt

    Chinchilla untrained himself?

    So my chinchilla litter trained himself basically, but in the last few weeks he has just been peeing around it and not in it, is there anything I can do?
  12. naomi_brightt

    Hair rings

    I was worried about this too, its really not that hard and videos online are a lifesaver! Just make sure he can't wriggle away... That's when he will get injured
  13. naomi_brightt

    Litter Box

    I just bought a small cake tin and fill it with aspen and that works perfectly for me and I know some other people do the same... Hope this helps :)
  14. naomi_brightt

    Hair ring help!

    Soooo, about a month ago I removed a hair ring from my chin and I went to do another check today but he wriggled loads, shed hair and squawked quite a bit... Any tips?! Thanks!
  15. naomi_brightt

    What to do in summer?

    Is there a temperature in which you shouldn't let your chin out for play time? I want to do what's best for my boy :)
  16. naomi_brightt

    Chin with attitude!

    Hi all, so my lil boy, Chiko, has got a proper attitude and hops around like he owns the place! I've only had him for just over a month! I've heard of chinchillas owning you not the other way around but I was surprised at how quickly it happened! 😂 Does anyone know any ways to decrease...
  17. naomi_brightt

    Cleaning a stained litter tray...

    Thank you! I'll make sure to try that out... Might have to do the whole rotating thing too
  18. naomi_brightt

    Cleaning a stained litter tray...

    Hi, so my chinchilla has pretty much litter trained himself, which makes my life so much easier but he's already stained the baking tray that I use. I was wondering if that's just something I'll have to deal with (and eventually replace obvs) or if anyone knows a recipe for a pet safe...
  19. naomi_brightt

    Cleaning a stained litter tray...

    Hi, so I'm a relatively new chin mum (very happily so might I add ☺️) and my lil chin has pretty much litter trained himself. As much as this makes my life easy, he's managed to already stain his baking tray that I use and he's only had it for about 2/3 weeks. Is this normal or does anyone know...