Advice needed on seperating bonded chinchilla pair
I adopted 3 chinchillas on Sunday, a 3 yr old female, a 3 yr old male and their almost 4 month old baby girl. I'm going to put the baby girl ( Delilah) in with my 9 month old female (Ellie) this saturday.
I'd like to put the 3 yr old female ( Isabelle) in with Ellie & Delilah also. Then try to put the 3 yr old male ( Rocky) in with my 10 month old male ( Bullwinkle).
Does this sound like a feasible plan? Currently, I have their 3 cages sitting all together so they are very interested in meeting at the bars and sniffing at each other. They'll come out to play for the first time all together tonight. I'll repeat that again for friday night.
Anyway, sorry this is so long. My question is this... Is it okay to seperate a bonded pair who have been together for almost 2 1/2 years and who have had litters together? Will it depress them?
Thanks for any help!