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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Fur biting?

I just noticed tonight that my chinchilla is sort of biting the fur around his genitalia. I picked him up and noticed that he had some "wet" spots on his back as well. Now I did just introduce him to a new chinchilla a few days ago but I have never seen him do this before. I know I should check for a fur ring too but we do also have a hedgehog in the same vicinity that had mites. Is it possible that it could just be mites and he's just trying to scratch himself? How can I be sure of what's going on?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 10:24 PM
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Are you sure he's a he?

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With the wet spots on the back, it sounds like he may be a she and has been bred by your other chin?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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well i really hope he is not a she. We rescued him from a family that couldn't take care of him anymore. They told us it was a male and I'm sure that's what they were told by its previous owner as well. I guess I should check and be absolutely sure.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 01:57 PM
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You should never trust private persons. Especially people who can't take properly care of their animals... no matter what the reason may be.

I rescues 2 chinchillas once. The family thought they were males, but they were two females. Not that it made any difference, because they were the same gender.
What I'm trying to say is, that a lot of people think a female is a male, because they have this thing between their legs. And all animals with a "thing" must be males -_-

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