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  1. Chinchilla Discussion
    Hi! I have two chinchillas, one male named Joaquin and one female named Rain. We got them almost 9 months ago (Rain from Petco and Joaquin from Petsmart) and they've been the best of friends since they've met. We're not sure their exact ages, but they're probably between 10-12 months and a...
  2. Chinchilla Discussion
    I have a 6 year old chinchilla and recently his chest up to his chin has been getting wet, and he's been rubbing it a lot with his paws. The fur in the patch has been getting a little clumpy and it's not sopping wet, but pretty damp. It smells a little different, not like urine, maybe that's...
  3. Chinchilla Discussion
    I need some ideas on how to get a chinchilla to trust me again. I'm not sure if I've lost her trust years ago (I've owned her for 4 years) or recently. I've searched the web and haven't found much info on such topics. She used to hop on my lap, play with my hair, and try to get out of her cage...
  4. Chinchilla Discussion
    I have had a female chinchilla for about 4-5 years now. I had grown up with rodents and loved them, and when I researched and found out about chinchillas I couldn't resist. I absolutely love her, I have to say out of the rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils I have owned growing up...
  5. Chinchilla Discussion
    I got a chinchilla a few weeks ago and had a few questions about normal chinchilla behavior. Acording to the vet I took him to hes perfectly healthy and fairly young (maybe around a year). The question I had was, every night after we let him excercise (we've only been letting him play for about...
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