When is mom too old to breed?

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CodysChinchillas

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I have a female, beige chinchilla who is 4 years old. I want to breed her eventually (within the next year) but I don't know if she's too old to start breeding now. She's never been bred before, but I feel like she would be a rather good mom. She has no health problems and is pedigreed so I'm not worried about that side of it. Just wondering if I would need to get another, younger female to start breeding.
 

tunes

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It doesn't matter whether she's too old to breed, she most likely won't. Chins of that age rarely take. I have had a few, but not many.
 

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You really won't know until you put her with a male. I haven't had good luck with putting older, unproven females in breeding, myself.
 

KissThis

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Depends a lot on your female, the male she is paired with, your set up, and luck. I have had fairly good luck getting older non-breeder females to breed in colonies with proven males. But it definitely doesn't work every time.
 
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