Advice?

Mistaken

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I just bought 3 Chinchillas, advertised as 2 females and 1 male. The 2 females are 6 years old and 3 years old (apparently). Male is apparently 1 years old. The 6 year old is very blind, both eyes are completely filmed over with a milky look and the other looks like she has a moon in her eyes? It’s only covering half, but she seems to see more than the other.
Should I take the male out? I don’t want them pregnant considering their obvious health concerns/issues?
 

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If the male has not been neutered then yes remove him. Since the male has been living with them it's very possible they are both already pregnant so make sure the females are in a kit safe cage with bar spacing 1/2" or less, and count 120 days from the time you remove the male to watch for kits. I would also take them all in to the vet to get checked out to make sure they don't have any other health issues.
 
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