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  1. minrex

    Breeding Bigger and Bigger Chins

    The problems that you sometimes see in the Cornish x Rock chickens (which are just crossbreds that do not reproduce their characteristics in further generations) is the fast growth. Cornish x Rocks grow extremely quickly and their physical issues are usually the result of their growth rate, not...
  2. minrex

    Fine-X Feeder

    Oxbow chin pellets won't fall through the bottom. They're no smaller than most rabbit pellets.
  3. minrex

    Should I??

    I wouldn't use a chin feed for gerbils. Scientific studies have shown that non-breeding adult gerbils, such as the ones you're considering, only need about 12% protein, and require 6-8% fat in their diet. Oxbow chin feed has something like 2.5% fat; not nearly enough. Go with a good...
  4. minrex

    Have a laugh!

    Strangely, "I like jam" became "Wedding" after 50. "My hovercraft is full of eels" became "I went Aerogliseur". Not only is it Frenglish, but aeroglisseur is misspelled. And no mention of Anguilliformes of any type. Disappointing.
  5. minrex

    Chinchilling Me Softely

    There's a country song called "Hillbilly Deluxe" that I sing as "Chinchilla Deluxe". (I think I got the idea from my chins' Oxbow feed.)
  6. minrex

    Whaaat is this?!

    It's a Japanese dwarf flying squirrel. I have that exact photo as my desktop background on one of my computers. :D (It's not 'shopped as far as I can tell.)
  7. minrex

    I felt like a bad Mommy

    Glad I have girls. :P
  8. minrex

    Looking for a bunny in central Virginia

    Good breeds for kids include American Fuzzy lop (long hair), Dutch (females tend to be better pets), French lop (very large), Havana, Himalayan (extremely gentle breed), Holland lop, Jersey Wooly (long hair), Mini lop, Mini Rex, Rex, and Thrianta. With the lops, males tend to make better pets...
  9. minrex


    Marans lay the prettiest eggs! I have several cuckoo marans and love them. Chickens are extremely addictive!!
  10. minrex

    HELP Rodent infestation

    The snap trap you saw was probably flipped over because of the force of the snap or a quick, reflexive thrash from the rat when it died. Warfarin (the active ingredient in D-Con) is an anticoagulant, which causes the rodent to hemorrhage and bleed to death internally; a slower and more painful...
  11. minrex

    Nutrena Naturewise

    That's absolutely not true. I've worked with GMO plants of various types and trust me, wild rabbits like those just as much as non-GMO plants. I'm sure most growers WISH they didn't!
  12. minrex

    Lethal Genes- bring on the experts!

    Rabbits aren't particularly closely related to chinchillas at all. They're in a completely different taxonomic order (Lagomorpha for rabbits, versus Rodentia for chinchillas). Anyway, I can't think of a coat color in rabbits that is considered lethal. The dwarf gene in rabbits is lethal, but...
  13. minrex

    It's a....

    Getting "busy" sooner wouldn't have changed when she ovulated though, since, you know, humans aren't induced ovulators.
  14. minrex

    It's a....

    You mean, if she'd ovulated a week earlier. ;) I hope all goes well!
  15. minrex

    "Just a Dog"

    That's not going to make me stop squishing mosquitoes. :P
  16. minrex

    The Ups & Downs about a QC

    Yeah, I always check when I clean it. So far, so good though. My ChinSpin, which I got at the same time, started chipping almost immediately. :rolleyes: I thought Quality Cage had great customer service, personally. But of course, others' mileage may vary.
  17. minrex

    The Ups & Downs about a QC

    I have a Townhome for my chins, and overall I really like it. Even though it's smaller than the Mansion, it's still very roomy and I feel like my two chins have an ample amount of space. I love the fact that it opens from the top as well as the front. Putting it together was super quick and...
  18. minrex

    Introducing My chins

    Did you mean that your chins are NOW separated? One letter can make a big difference. :)
  19. minrex

    This cage....?

    The thing I really don't like about that particular cage is the floor grate, which consists of bars like you see on the rest of the cage. It would be really easy for a foot to get caught in that grate. I don't know if the grate is removable or not; if not, and you bought the cage, you'd...
  20. minrex

    A not so new owner with new chinchillas!

    Actually, Carefresh is usually fine as a bedding. A chin could get an impaction from ingesting wood shavings, too. The main thing about Carefresh is that it is expensive.