New Chinchilla with possible neurological problems???
I went up to san marcos on sunday and picked up my new brown velvet. the girl that i got him from said that she held him alot and he was really friendly. well when i got him home and got him settled in, i went in there to try to weigh him. he freaked out. jumped all around his cage and stuff. when i finally got him out he was shaking tremendously, then shortly later he was fine. he would then let me hold him as long as i held him very close to my body. if i try to pull him away to look at him, he starts to freak out again. the day that i got him he was on the road for a total of about 2-2 1/2 hours. is it possible that he just needs some extra time to adjust to me? his fur is also in really bad shape, with mats and such. i tried to get them out, but when i do, he squeaks and "spits" at me. the other chin that i got awile back (i posted about him because he had the same problem) is now fine, i guess taking dust baths made it better.
here are some pics of him
any suggestions as to what i can do to curb this behavior, or to ease him.