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View Poll Results: Is it Right to do the setup where the males can get to the females who cant get out?
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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-16-2003, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question Wrong... Or Right?

Just wanted to know some oppinions on this subject...


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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-16-2003, 09:49 PM
 
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I personally do not like it, but there is quite a few people that have that set up. All of my chins are in pairs, the males are always with the females.
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I wouldn't do it either.I like mine to be in pairs.


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I'd never do it. IMO it's cruel.

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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 01:16 PM
 
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It seems very cruel and unecessary.
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I don't think it's cruel if the chinchillas get along and no one gets hurt, but I personally wouldn't do that to my chinchillas. I think they make good little families.
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I hate that idea. I have my chins paired up for life.
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I have been to a breeder's place that does this. The chins were VERY well taken care of but I don't think I would be able to do that. I felt sorry for the females.


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It isn't cruel if you do it right. I love my chins to be paired but not all chins do well in this set up. I have a few breeding cages with runs and the males love all there girls and take good care of them. Daddy hates being locked out when the females have kits (but I don't like breed backs) but he still talks to them and they climb up to visit dad. If I have a male that spends alot of time with a specific female I pair them up together.
If you have chins set up to be in pairs and this is working I agree with keeping that set up.
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It is by far the safest method of breeding, and gives you the most bang for your buck with your quality male. Don't think the females I helplsee, many out size the males, they can spray, and they have a good trick to use. The simply hide under the run with their rear in the corner, if they don't want to breed trust me they don't, I have a few I want kits out of, but I don't get them.
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I guess I wouldn't think it cruel if I had room for cages big enough for me to be comfortable with. I like my chins to have room to jump and play and enjoy being a chinchilla and I don't feel they have that space in the runs I've seen. If I had the time to let them out and play often, I might consider it. At this point in time I don't think my situation is right for it.

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I personally wouldn't do it but I know of many people who have that type of set up and it works best for them.
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I was asking to get other oppinions..

I agree with Jade to an extent.... But I still don't think the females would be too happy. I mean... I guess if you house them together- the female cannot escape Anyways... But as Jade was saying; If the cage was big enough... I don't know, it just still feels a little wrong to me. Can't put my finger on it.

I think they just need to have a LARGER cage setup like that.

I still don't think I would do it.


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Just because you have runs doesn't mean they have to be small. I have cages that are 24x30x14high with jump hole connections. My original runs are 18x24x14 high. I have connectors on most of my cages. I like my kids to have space too.
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post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-19-2003, 04:24 AM
 
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I have cages that are 30x30x18 (almost the same) and they ARE big. I would feel just fine having a single chin in a cage that big, heck, probably 3-4 (they really are bigger than they sound, I have 2 levels and everything in mine). The only part of the run setup I don't like is the collars on the females, that just doesn't look comfortable to me, which isn't to say that I think it's inhumane or anything!
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