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    Hay Cubes

    I could try a different hay, but he's been eating the same hay since I got him 5 years ago. Is there a feeder that you guys use that reduces the amount of hay wasted? I think he does it when he gets bored. He's very active minded and bores easy
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    Hay Cubes

    Hey! Had a quick question. I bought some hay cubes. I just noticed that alfalfa hay is the secondary ingredient, timothy hay being the primary. They're cheap, convenient, and he likes them. It's so much easier than plain hay, which he mostly wastes. Plus, he's a fur chewer, and having cubes to...
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    Vets Recommend Fresh Greens

    My guy Pedro has a guy of steel. I give him a pinch of kale before I feed the rabbit. He loves it and I've seen no health issues. I have heard that kale and carrots are the best vegetables you can be giving them, if any. However, I know chinchillas can be sensitive to wet foods, so maybe try...
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    Wood Ledges

    Hey there! I was gifted a big new cage for my chinchilla, Pedro. And this thing is at least double the size of his old one. But, with more space comes more need for ledges I'm pretty sure that all the ledges I have (which now counting, I only have 3) are ones I got with the old cage, which I...
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    Is Pedro Too Skinny?

    I had a rare occurrence today in which Pedro let me pet his back! He usually just lets me pet his head, neck, and belly. But while I was petting him, I could very easily feel what I assume is his hip bone. It stuck out a decent amount. Just wondering, is this normal or should I be getting him to...
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    The Chinstrument Project

    Something I forgot to mention, Pedro seems to get sleepy and content if I play music from a YouTube channel called Petunes. He likes their dog and rabbit music 🤣
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    The Chinstrument Project

    That's what my rabbit does 🤣 She sometimes pays attention, but mostly goes to sleep, eats something, or chews one of her toys
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    The Chinstrument Project

    Pedro's never shown too much interest in specific songs. He just throws a fit when it's shut off 🤣 I play relaxing music at night, usually country or bluegrass. He doesn't ever seen into it, but if it's off, it's barking for the next half hour 😂
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    The Chinstrument Project

    Just whenever I'm practicing. It's been a hot minute since I last had time for practice, between working and taking care of the animals. We actually just had a newborn kitten on Easter! His eyes started to open today
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    The Chinstrument Project

    I didn't know that about elephants. Is that supposed to be a thing, like how cows can't go down stairs? I'd think elephants would like music of all sorts, they just strike me as that type of animal, I guess 😂
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    The Chinstrument Project

    I don't play anything else, but I want to see what Pedro does with other instruments. He doesn't seem to respond to music that's being played on a device, but he reacts to the sound of instruments being played near him
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    The Chinstrument Project

    As (probably) none of you know, I am learning the guitar. As more of you know, I have a chinchilla named Pedro. And he gave me a genius idea. I was practicing some chords, when Pedro went insane. He started jumping around, with (as far as I know) no intention or goal. As I'm typing this, he is...
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    Project Pedro

    Also, can you change titles of threads? I just thought of a better name: Project Chinstrument! Much better
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    Project Pedro

    Just tried an A Major as well. Played it incorrectly twice, and correctly once. All times, Pedro sat on the observation deck and listened. Didn't even flinch.
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    Do you have chin gender preference?

    I've only had boys. I had Junior, a chin from Pet Smart who died about 2 weeks after purchase. I don't need to explain, I told y'all he was a Pet Smart chin. Then I got Pedro and Pablo, somebody else's Pet Smart chins, who they had kept alive and well and no longer had time for. Pablo...
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    Project Pedro

    As (probably) none of you know, I am learning the guitar. As more of you know, I have a chinchilla named Pedro. And he gave me a genius idea. I was practicing some chords, when Pedro went insane. He started jumping around, with (as far as I know) no intention or goal. As I'm typing this, he is...
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    Chinchilla Bedding And Litter

    Thanks guys! And @Amethyst I don't have any issue getting advice here. Y'all are really experienced. Plus, if I had a problem, I wouldn't have joined Some of my vet's info is questionable, I'm from a farming town where some animals earn their keep and not many people own exotics. So the vets...
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    Chinchilla Bedding And Litter

    And I suppose a lot of y'all use those fake fleece sheets. I'm planning on getting a cage better suited for chinchillas, one that can have those sheets. Should I talk to my vet about using one of those instead?
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    Chinchilla Bedding And Litter

    Hey y'all! So, I took my little dude, Pedro, to the vet. They recommended that, in his cage, I should put down 1 layer of litter and 1 layer of bedding. It was an Oxbow pamphlet that they gave us which told us what types to use, but that means it was all Oxbow stuff. I'm not saying that I'm...
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    Hay-nger Strike

    I forgot to say this in that reply: We have used the same hay from the same field and same cut. I've even used stuff from this same bale. So that wouldn't affect it
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