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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a way to tell if shes pregnent?

I cant afford to go to the vet and my girls been very mellow the last month and she feels a little heavier. is there any way to tell if shes pregnent without taking her into a vets?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 01:17 AM
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When she's about 1 month away, her belly will begin to get bigger.
You can feel it like a "blob" starting between her hind legs, and then it will move half way up her belly after a period of time.
At some point it will stop being "blobby" and turn hard.

Other than that, you could monitor her weight. That's often a really good way to see what's going on.

When they are 1 month to a couple of weeks away, they also have a tendensy to sleep much more on the side.
If you have a male in with her, he might start to cuddle her tummy more.


But if she is pregnant, you really need to get some cash together, because you may need to take her to the vet if there's any problems with her or the kits.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Well if i absolutely have to take her to the vet i have a savings bond i can cash in for just shy of $300 x.x
i remembered reading the side thing in my chinchilla book before i got her and shes always slept on her side so i dont know if i can really go by that o.o as for the weight thing i have friends that i cant borrow a scale from XD i know back this summer when i took her to the vet thay said she weighed 1lbs and 4ozs XD everyone kept saying she was so big for a chinchilla lol

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Are you breeding then?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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does it count as breeding if im just letting her have a baby or two then getting loki fixed?

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Those are some cute chins. Just wanted to say


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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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thank you, murrys the black velvet and lokis the ebony white mosaic

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Yup, if its intentional, its breeding. Not that I have a problem with it, I was just wondering
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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heh, murry got mad at me cuz i picked up up and checked her teeth, she kept acting like she was chewing when she didnt have anything to chew >.< but her teeth were fine lol. her tummys getting big though

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another good way to tell, is when she starts getting close you will be able to feel her teets.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 04:35 PM
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Yes, it is considered breeding. You put a male and a female together with the intent for babies. Personally, I would separate them. You're not really in a financial position to care for these animals if something goes wrong. $300 is really a drop in the bucket for an exotics emergency vet. It would likely cover you walking in the door and having her euthanized, but not much else. A chin breeder on another community I'm on had to take her chin in for an emergency c-section and it cost her around $1500. And that wasn't including followup care with her regular vet.

If you're not financially in a position to take care of the medical needs of your current pets why would you want to breed more?

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