:chin2: Hi! Hoping someone can help answer a few questions for us. We just purchased a couple of chinchillas just before Christmas. We believe one is a male and one is a female. First question is: The one we believe is a female has started pulling out her fur on her rear hip, does anyone have an ideas on why she would be doing this? Second question: We cover up the cage during the day when they sleep cause we have two cats that get curious if we dont cover them up. When they are covered and sleeping they will start making this barking noise. Any ideas on why they do this? Any help or advice would be very helpful. Thank you all very much.