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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Introducing young and younger Chins

Hi, I have a question about introducing a young 5-7 month old male chin to a young adult (don't like to be called old, note the thread title lol) 2yr old female. I recently found this chin kit sat outside in a cage (aquarium at that ) by the dumpster in my apt complex (heartbreaking ). I have taken him to the vet and everything is fine, no sickness, nourished, etc (thank heavens!). I am considering keeping him as an addition to my female chin who had a cage mate that just passed a little while ago (couple of weeks). I know the breeding risk and have experience a breeding pair of chins before (dang pet store "professional sexing") I am well researched in how to care for kits, birth emergencies, etc. I just want to know if it will be ok to introduce these two (slowly) to eventually be in the same cage. I have not experience such an age difference with two chins. Thanks
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It would be ok other than you don't know the genetic background of this chinchilla and if they aren't breeding quality animals they shouldn't be bred. But the age shouldn't be a problem


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, thank you guys for the replies. He is too young to be fixed now correct? So I will just keep them separate until then. And also for clarification, you guys are saying that a young male whose background is known would be ok with a 2yr old female both socially and breed-wise (if their genetics were favorable)? What about the other way around? (This is not something I am or plan on doing, just am curious about it now). Thanks
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I am saying that you can take a young male and an older female and put them together, I have taken 4 and 5 year old females and bred them to a younger male. It doesn't sound like you know your females background either though as she came from a pet store so she shouldn't be bred either....both should be kept separate. I do believe he must be 6-8 months old to nueter But I have never had one nuetered if I don't want it breeding I just don't put it with a female.


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