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Date Posted: 07:45:36 09/20/04 Mon
Author: munmas
Subject: Re: Male chins
In reply to: chinnie playground 's message, "Re: Male chins" on 22:48:41 05/23/03 Fri

>I have had many success stories introducing male
>chinchillas together, however, it is not a recommended
>practice. Chinchillas can and will fight to the death.
>I agree with you that many can be kept successfully
>together, but this is something that should never be
>taken for granted. There are male Chins that will
>never get along, as well as female Chinchillas. As
>long as the person who is raising them is aware of the
>difficulties and/or problems involved, the practice
>should really be encouraged. Chins are social animals!
>But personality, in my opinion, must be taken into
>consideration before all else... two gentle natured
>males will much more likely get along and bond, as
>opposed to one of them being a bit more on the
>aggressive side.
>It might also be important to note that two males can
>appear to get along beautifully, and then one day, one
>male may be dead, or badly injurred. The rule of thumb
>is to keep a very close eye on the situation at all
>times.
>
>>I'm wondering, you informed you that two chinchillas
>>of the same sex shouldn't be kept together? Many
>>people, including myself, have kept two male
>>chinchillas (or two females) together with hardly any
>>problems. The key thing is the introduction. I have
>>two chins an older male and a 6 month old male and
>>they are perfectly fine together in their cage. One
>>thing to keep in mind though is to make sure one chin
>>is not hogging most of the food although a simple
>>answer to this deliemma would be to put out two bowls.

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