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Date Posted: 06:25:54 11/19/03 Wed
Author: FyreFaerie
Subject: Re: taming chins
In reply to: Dora 's message, "taming chins" on 11:05:20 11/08/03 Sat

It just takes time and patience. Chins are naturally nervous creatures, evading anything that might potentially be a predator.

I have two chins that I got a few months ago. The female (Akemi) is friendly as anything - I can catch her and call her, and she climbs all over me. Her brother Kanaye, on the other hand, is still somewhat wild. He avoids all contact. It's hard to catch him without stressing him much.

Be thankful that he willingly goes back to his cage, even if only eventually. What I do for Kanaye is catch him when he's in a container. When he's taking a sandbath in his house, I cover the entry and bring it up to the cage door. Or I have a medium-sized box with two holes cut on either side and catch him while he's in that. This non-touch method is a lot less stressful for both him and I. And when they're in their cage I give a round of raisins. Maybe someday they'll recognise this as incentive? :D

They're tamer day by day. As I said, time and patience. :)

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