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Lissy

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First time Chin mom here. Got my little boy just over a month ago. He was born 5/19/22 and is a little bundle of joy.20220903_195628.jpg
 

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Welcome, Lissy. He's so cute! Is he in a cage?:)
 

Lissy

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The lady I adopted him from said Tan, but he looks Grey to me. And he has pink eyes.
 

Lissy

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It's weird because they aren't albino pink, almost like a mauve with a dark outer ring. And his belly isn't white, he's all one color 😊
 

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The lady I adopted him from said Tan, but he looks Grey to me. And he has pink eyes.

If his belly is the same color he would be a tan, greys are grey with a white belly. The pink or red eyes is common for tan and beige chins too, beige look like yours only they have a white belly.

Here is my standard grey chin, his name is Wicket.

WicketStandardGrey.jpg
 

Lissy

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I am having a problem with dust baths. He will roll and do the dust bath motions on towels, the slate stone, carpet, but not in the dust. It's almost like he needs to see another chinchilla do it to understand that's a thing. I've been putting him in a smaller cage lined with dust and having to cover him in it and rub it in best I can. I also put some dust on one of the towels he likes and he just rolls on the edge, avoiding the pile. Are there any other things I can try to get him to understand how to bathe in dust on his own?
 
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