"chins poo, that's what they do"
It's just something you learn to live with...it's kind of a game to see where you'll find the next poo...one time I found one in the Refriderator!!!! Dont ask me how it got there!!!!
But, Like everyone else I agree, toss the ball...I've heard way more neg. things about it then positive...Invest in a good quality wheel...Chins spins are GREAT for a wire cage...hardly hear them running.
As for out side play time I use the bathroom, and the Hallway/stairs...we have a short hallway/entryway by the front door that goes directly up our stairs,I close all the bedroom doors and the chins can play upstairs with out getting into anything, and they LOVE to run up and down the stairs.
If you dont have any place in the house like that...another good investment is the animal playpen...i have one and also order some additonal sections so it's bigger...the chins like it okay, nothing compaired to running all over the house, but it's much safer.
For the pen you can also purchase a "floor" it's really easy to clean and then you dont have to worry about your carpet.
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Another good thing is invest in a Dust Buster type vacum...great for "excaped poos" my BF hates the chinnie poo...and just sweep every morning and everynight....it's just something you get used to.