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Chillas don't usually bite, they will nibble a bit to check things out though.
There are a couple of things to check out before taking him to the vet.
Is he getting enough quiet time and rest? They are easily stressed by things that we see as normal.
Is he perhaps having a mild seizure? Does he recognize you or a food treat during his fits ?
Could he be in pain from a dental issue? If his back teeth are too long you won't be able to see them except that he won't eat properly, will lose weight, and may drool.
Chewing on good timothy hay and apple twigs helps to calm them.
Finally, we have seen in-bred animals from a horrible breeder that were smaller and more nervous than normal.
Hopefully his urine is okay and his droppings are moist and oval.
Good Luck
 

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We've had 2 or 3 chillas that will make the "alarm" whining type of call but only when they hear a weird noise or they are startled.

My most laid back chilla was the one that we let play in my daughter's room when she was age 10, and he would inspect her room, chew on her homework, then hop into her dresser drawer and go poo in the corner. Very amusing. That chilla is now 17 years old and has slowed down, but still has a very sweet character.
2 of our other young males were from the spca and were scrawny, inbred little critters, they had behaviour problems but did okay when adopted out into quiet homes.

Since it sounds like your chilla is basically healthy and active it may just take more time for him to adjust or he may have a quirky personality. Good Luck.
 
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