newbie chin owner - needs help with handling - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Chinchilla Discussion Twitching whiskers, fluffy tails, silky soft fur and all else chinchilla!

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: bloomington, in
Posts: 1
newbie chin owner - needs help with handling

just brought my little chin home yesterday. had her roaming my room for about 20 minutes safely, before i had to put her back in her cage. took a while, because she's quite fast and i'm slightly afraid to pick her up, thinking i might hurt her and that she might bite me. but i got her back in safely, by having her go in her carrier, then cage.

just a few minutes ago i wanted to take her out so she could roam a little, but i'm finding myself a little too scared to reach in her cage and grab her.

i read in a chinchilla book that you should leave them undisturbed for a few days at first. is this correct? or should i attempt to reach in and take her out? i don't want to scare her, and/or hurt her. i think i just need to overcome my fear of reaching in, but this will probably take time. i also don't want to leave her in her cage too long without trying to familiarize her with me.

any tips would be greatly appreciated!
thank you!
angelenamarie is offline  
Sponsored Links

handling chinchilla

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome