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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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suggestions for chew toys?

Does anyone have any suggestions for chew toys? I have just bought wooden type dowls from the pet stores and I have a critter kabob, but it seems like they don't chew on them very often. What else could I try?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 04:17 PM
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My chinnies love to eat the bark off of apple branches/sticks.
They also LOVE pumice stones.

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My chinnys love the ferret toys. their favorites are the little hard plastic balls with bells inside. They can't chew through them, they've tried! But they can pick them up in thier mouths and scamper around with them. When I buy new toys I let them play with them under supervision at first, to be sure they are chinny proof! It's hard to find a big selection of chinny toys for some reason, that's why I resorted to ferret toys.

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http://www.petproductsbynature.com/

I know a lot of people from this forum have gone there and bought toys. I think I may do this as well, as I want to start putting together some toys for my chillas!

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-18-2006, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input guys! I always wondered about ferret toys or treats but I wasn't sure if chins could have them. Thanks for the URL chin lady, I will certainly use it! I will try pumic stones too, our pet store here in northern WI quit carring them for some reason...I know our wausau stores have them. Again, thank you for all the input!
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See, my chillas won't touch the pumice blocks that I got for them. They love the lava bites though, and they're the same thing! Spoiled chillas!

And hello from southern WI!!

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I make all my own bird toys and we give the chins pieces of that wood, we just dont chain it ip for them. They love to carry it around and they can even use the left-over pieces.
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lol thats cute kare bear, they did play with those wooden dowls but Hayley kept draging them under the water bottle and then I had to throw them because I was afraid that they'd get moldly Im heading to the pet store today so I'll pick up something that they will hopefully like. Your suggestions have given me good ideas.

Another question, if people are still reading this thread, are dried apple, banana, and carrot pieces ok for chins as treats? I just found out that my mom has a food dehydrator and I would like to try making them their own treats.

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Dried apple and banana would be ok, as long as it's not an everyday treat. My chins are lucky if they get a treat once a week!!! (Bananas and apples are loaded with sugar, that is why I said an every once in a while treat).

My chinnies love the shredded wheat (spoon size), as long as it's not frosted!

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I agree, bananas and apples only once a week. Carrrots you can feed more often Shreddies are GREAT just like Crazy Chin Lady said, even my picky chins love 'em

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We use shredded wheat as our main treat, everyone loves them. I have several that dont like raisins or other treats but all love the shredded wheat.
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shredded wheat like the cereal? Why didn't I think of that? Thanks for the treat tips. I figured that bananas and apples wouldn't be an everyday treat even dried, but I thought I better ask. Thanks for the info!
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Yep shredded wheat like the cereal, just make sure to get the plain, unsweetened stuff, no flavors, etc.
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Yep, shredded wheat just like the cereal!

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