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Post by scaredymouse on Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:38 am

oh my gosh, I've only had them for 4 days but I thought I would see if they wanted to come out. They are still really skiddish, but they let me scratch their heads and take treats from my hand. I put a little ladder down and opened the cage door and pretty soon they ventured out. They frolicked about making cute little noises! Chloe even hopped on my lap and it took all my willpower not to grab her but kept my hands to myself and let them explore. The happily came over to me and gave me a thorough sniffing. After a while, I said time to go home and those little chins hopped back in the cage! I'm so in love. Next thing we need to tackle is litter training! I found the pee spot, so I put a dish there with paper bedding... we'll see what happens. They are very smart. The are 5 years old and have been at the rescue for nearly a year, with little handling and no free range time. One of them is pretty chubby, which although cute, it concerns me. So I was so happy to see them hopping around and getting some exercise.
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Post by MouseLover on Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:52 am

Aaw that is so cute! I was wondering if chinchillas make noises. I guess I have my answer Smile

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Post by CallaLily on Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:48 am

That's awesome they're warming up so quickly. I've never had any chins but I thought I read somewhere that this type of play/bonding is preferred by them over being picked up and held? They're super cute. My middle son was interested in getting one a while back but after a bit of research we tabled that idea indefinitely. Instead he got Akiko.

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Post by Rodents rock! on Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:33 pm

scaredymouse wrote:oh my gosh, I've only had them for 4 days but I thought I would see if they wanted to come out. They are still really skiddish, but they let me scratch their heads and take treats from my hand.  I put a little ladder down and opened the cage door and pretty soon they ventured out.  They frolicked about making cute little noises!  Chloe even hopped on my lap and it took all my willpower not to grab her but kept my hands to myself and let them explore.  The happily came over to me and gave me a thorough sniffing.  After a while, I said time to go home and those little chins hopped back in the cage!  I'm so in love.  Next thing we need to tackle is litter training!  I found the pee spot, so I put a dish there with paper bedding... we'll see what happens.  They are very smart.  The are 5 years old and have been at the rescue for nearly a year, with little handling and no free range time.  One of them is pretty chubby, which although cute, it concerns me.  So I was so happy to see them hopping around and getting some exercise.
They sure sound like a lot of fun! I'm glad they came out of the cage and had a good time running around. I'm so
happy you have them now so they have great home with a loving mom!
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Re: Chinchilla!

Post by scaredymouse on Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:56 pm

My poor chins are so out of shape!  Ive been letting them out every day but after about 20 minutes, both of them run back to their cage and melt into naps.  Baby steps!

This one is Zoey



This lumpy one is Chloe Smile


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Re: Chinchilla!

Post by CallaLily on Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:06 pm

Oh my gosh I just can't get over how floofy fluffy they look! Adorable. Heart

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Post by CinnamonPearl on Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:52 pm

Such chubby cuties!

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Re: Chinchilla!

Post by scaredymouse on Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:08 pm

Do you even know how hard it is for my not the grab them and squeeze them! It takes every bit of self discipline I have to give them their space so they feel safe around me. They are very timid, so it's a huge deal that they even feel safe enough to hop on my lap. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow... but soon, i'm going to get my hands on them!

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Post by MouseLover on Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:08 pm

Chinchilla fat camp Wink just kidding. Having a run around will do them some good, they'll be fit as a fiddle soon. Oh it must be so hard not to have a squeeze. I want to smush them against my face Laughing

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Re: Chinchilla!

Post by scaredymouse on Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:40 am

I got to pet the fat one last night!  Progress!  And now, more pictures.  Chloe loves to lay down with her face smooth.  I want to give it kisses!  Soon...









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Post by CAPSLOCK on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:22 am

Those two are super adorable. Like fluffy squirrel rabbits.

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Post by stephlisa on Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:02 am

I'm overwhelmed by cuteness!!! So cute!!!
I just want to hug them!!!

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Re: Chinchilla!

Post by Rodents rock! on Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:31 am

They are so cute!!!!! I'm so glad you have them and now they have a wonderful and loving home. Smile

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Post by scaredymouse on Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:38 am

I am delighted to report that my chinchillas are litter trained already!  It was pretty easy.  Find where they like to pee... then put a litter box there.  I actually have two pee dishes in the cage and they use both of them, which is fine by me.  There is plenty of room for two potty's.  I'm so happy they use the litter box!  I didn't want to have to change/wash all those fleece shelf liners every couple days.

Have I mentioned how much I adore them?  I had them out for playtime last night and they were running all over me.  The still don't want me to pet them but they are making progress.  Yay! Applause

Oh, and here's a picture that I don't think I posted yet... they love each other Jump Hearts


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Re: Chinchilla!

Post by CallaLily on Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:59 am

Nice. After just cleaning the mouse tank, I wish they would use a potty. Laughing

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