We would like to add a couple chinchillas to our family

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by fdnick, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    any for sale in or around the spokane, wa. area?
    Thanks..
    Denna
     
  2. SunChick

    SunChick Songster

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    Never try to catch a ricocheting chinchilla....and they can do this! [​IMG] sorry I dont know where to buy them in wa. Maybe an indepedent pet store?
     
  3. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    HAHA.. a ricocheting chin sounds like a blast... We posted on our local craiglist already have 4 hits [​IMG]
    Denna
     
  4. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

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    Morning Denna,
    Maybe check your Craigslist. Ours is always full of them for sale. Good luck.

    C
     
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
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    I saw some in the Fayetteville, NC craigslist about 4 days ago, maybe they could be shipped? [​IMG]
     
  6. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

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    Jessica is getting a chinie in a few weeks. We took a long time and found a breeder and we are waiting for her baby to be ready. He is a reverse mosaic and he has a white heart near his tail so we are going to name him Valentino. I'll let her post pics when she gets home tomorrow.

    I don't know how much you know about chins, but some of the things we have learned is that the females spray and they have a deadly accuracey, usually your face.... no kidding. Males are much preferred, unless of course you want to breed.

    And once unsocialized they are near to impossible to resocialize. So getting a very young one, they can leave mommy at 8 weeks, is a much better idea so they can grow up with you.

    Anyway, good luck finding your chin. Can't wait to see pics of it!!
     
  7. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    Thanks Jeaucamom for the tips.. we did not know about the spraying.. no we do not want to breed.. looking for just buddies:p

    I will try to do some reading up this weekend..
    Denna
     
  8. dlhunicorn

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    agree...get them young or else adopt a single (socialized) one (pairs are often not as social as single ones)...
    I had mine for seven years and they are wonderful pets.
     

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