Chinchilla Health Help, Urine Stain?
Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:39 PM
I didn't notice until today as i left her to settle in.
She does have her own cage although my first chin Riku, has allreaddy jumped up at it to see whats going on, i hope he didnt scare her
She was ' health checked' by the pet shop, her eyes, ears and nose are fine. and she is quite lively considering she has only just getting used to her new cage. I just gave her a wipe with a bit of warm wet paper towel and the towel went yellowy, but the stainig has remained. her poo is solid and normal. and i cant see any urine stains in her cage. i really cant tell if it looks like browny yellow poo smudge or a we stain and im not only worried about her but also the health of Riku. I have seen her drink once since yesterday, and she wont stop stuffing her face with timothy hay.
My last chinchilla was from a breeder, and i find this easyer as i can get background info, unlike at the petshop where the info was very limited.
So any advice would be very much appreciated. thankyou
Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:11 PM
She had only been in the pet shop in the show cage for 3 days before we bought her, and i guess shes just over marking!
We never got this with riku.
She is 20 weeks old, and after a month we will put thier cages side by side so they can have company.. can i let them have supervised play times together? I dont plan on letting her breed. Possibly when shes a year and a half and ive done my research!! Or is that mean? Sexual tension and all!
i have uploaded a nicer pic so u can appreciate her, instead of her bottom!
Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:12 PM
Edited by sushicake, 05 January 2012 - 09:13 PM.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:16 PM
If you did want her to breed dont put her in the cage with him until she is over 8 months or more because females can get pregnant when they are younger...and giving birth can kill them.
I am not a fan of breeding but I am not judging. Just be sure If you do breed them do a lot of research. It is not a easy thing.
Edited by ~*Ori*~, 05 January 2012 - 09:16 PM.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:18 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:48 PM
Also, I would never advise getting a new chin and putting them straight in the same room. It is advisable to quarantine in separate rooms for around 6 weeks. There are many things that can be hidden and triggered from stress. A friend of mine got a second chin and moved him straight in. In 4 weeks he suddenly developed Ringworm which can hide for weeks. Its highly infectious to Chins and humans and is a pretty gross disease to treat.
Sorry if Im having a bit of a lecture, its important for people to take care.
Enjoy your new arrival.
Proud Mum to:Spooky (Wilson White)
Sleep Well Leroy & Stitch, Lucky, Bill and Ted Always in my heart
Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:56 PM
Your little girl is beautiful though, congrats! :-))
Willing slave to
Ricochet and Chiwi
Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:56 PM
Where is the rescue centre for chins? I live on an island and it took me months to find a chin for sale last year. I considered buying one from mainland but was worried about stress of the journey
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