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The thing with fur chewing is it is genetic. There may be nothing you can do. there is no such thing as single female syndrome. A lot of chinchillas prefer being alone. It is very likely if you introduced another chinchilla to her one of two things will happen.
1 it will stress her out and she will chew more
2 she will chew his fur as well.
things you can do to perhaps lessen the chewing is see if there is something stressing her, did you move the cage? did you change her environment? does she has enough space? does she have somewhere she can hide and feel safe?
Also what are you feeding a poor diet can make chewing worse. so can pain. Again there is no such thing as singlr female syndrome where on earth did you hear that? it sounds like a Back yard breeders excuse to breed poor quality animals IMPO
 

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I do recomend keeping them apart. single female syndrome is made up. Keep in mind there is a lot of bad information on the internet. In the 14 years I have been breeding and showing and attending seminars no one has ever mentioned osingle female syndrome. in the wild males do not keep watch over females in that manner and even if they did domestic chinchillas are so far removed from thier wild conterparts comparision is pointless. Most breeders keep females separate and you don't find any with syndromes. That is someone making up BS so they can excuse breeding animals who should not be bred
 
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