So, I have one fluffy boy currently but am thinking about maybe getting another... What are tips and tricks with helping chinchillas bond? Also is there anyway to know if a chinchilla will likely not bond? Anything about bonding would help!
I would say it's mostly luck, but if your chin has a very obvious dominant personality, it may be a tad more difficult for him to get along with another very dominant chin.Thank you so much, also what about their personality? How do I know whether he'll get on with another chinchilla or is it mainly down to luck?
Personality plays a huge part in whether two chins will get along or not. It can be hard to tell, and really it's like pairing two random humans together. The odds that two random chins will get along is about 50/50. If you know your chin it can help, if your chin is more dominate it's best to try to find a more submissive chin. I would also keep in mind that chins can have a falling out (like a married couple wanting to separate) for any number of reasons, or for reasons only known to the chins, even after years of being bonded.Thank you so much, also what about their personality? How do I know whether he'll get on with another chinchilla or is it mainly down to luck?
I think taking your chins somewhere to bond is a bad idea. One big problem with taking your chin somewhere to meet a new chin is you really should do a 30 quarantine before the chins have any contact. Chins are territorial, and need time to settle in to a new home, they don't act the same in a strange place as they do at home. So unless you plan to leave your chin somewhere for a month and then see if they get along with the other chin(s) there it's pretty pointless. A neutral place in your house is not the same as going to someone else's house, in your own home the smells, noises, etc are pretty much the same regardless of what room you are in. Chins also are not like dogs, bonding can take weeks or even years, meaning even after the 30 days your chin will have to stay there for possible weeks more for bonding.Oh, also is it worth seeing if I can bring him to possibly meet any possible chinchillas to try the neutral area method or not?