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trukgirl 05-22-2010 08:21 PM

Chinchillas
 
Anyone else on here have Chinchillas?

I have 2, both boys... they are hetero Beige. Toshi and Yukio.
If you don't know much about them, Hetero Beige are not normally found at pet stores, they are usually the normal "grey". My beige boys have pink ears and red eyes like an albino also.

They are completely spoiled... live in a 6.5ft tall homemade cage, have a chinspin wheel.

I will post some new pics later... for now here are some old ones...
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...l/7caa09b8.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...hinsnov051.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d7...feb06031sm.jpg

aunt kymmie 05-22-2010 10:53 PM

Adorable. :-D

teddyzaper 05-23-2010 12:49 AM

awsome!

willow 05-26-2010 02:14 PM

awwww what lovley little fluffies :)

xrayjeeper83 05-26-2010 08:30 PM

I use to have one when I was like 15-16, that damn thing hated me. He always tried to bite me lol. I think I was to young to take care of it correctly and never handled it.

iamntbatman 05-27-2010 04:55 AM

Chinchillas are super cute. I've always wanted some, but never had the money and space (at the same time, anyway) to have them. Some day, maybe.

trukgirl 05-27-2010 01:23 PM

Thanks everyone!!! :)

Batman - they are actually a LOT cheaper once you get past the initial cost of the Chinchilla itself, and its cage! Seriously... I order their pellet food in a huge bulk bag directly from Mazuri, its way cheaper than going to petsmart every other week, and I get their bedding from TSC, its actually Horse bedding. Cheap!

Xray - they all bite at first especially ones that have not been "hand raised", as in ones from a pet store that got picked on by passers-by, etc... To be really hand raised, they would need to be physically handled a LOT from birth. Mine were, as I got them from a very hands-on caring breeder.

trukgirl 05-27-2010 01:26 PM

Oh, and I forgot to add... they are almost 5 and I have had them since they were abt 6 mos.
I do not worry about my kids getting bit while feeding them their raisins either. They will occasionally give a "test nibble" that is very gentle, and that is only because they are trying to determine what exactly is in their face, lol. (Now of course I would worry if my kids got crazy and grabbed one or something, but I am definitely teaching them to respect animals.)


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