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Thread: Any former or current chinchilla breeders here?

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    i came home today, grabbed some raisins and prepared to give my chins their daily treat. instead of 2 large fur balls in the cage i had two large and one small. Chimi and Chunga are now parents. ahhh now what? i didnt even know she was pregnant. the person we got them from had them for over a year and never had babies so i just assumed one of them was sterile so this was a BIG surprise. so any pointers anyone can give me? we put some cardboard and towels down to line the bottom of their cage so the kits lil feet dont fall through the mesh. im at a loss, i wasnt expecting this so i didnt read up on it.
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    My wifes best friend is a breeder of the blue/silver/purple ones. She lives in Hawaii. I'll se if I can get ahold of her.

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    BLUE and PURPLE chinchillas? holy guacamole! any pics? I couldn't find any in google.
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    I'm no expert on Chinchillas,but I used to breed rats,and they always said to take the papa out after(and even before)the female gave birth,cause a-the female can hurt the male,cause she stressed,and b-the papa can hurt the baby.So I dunno if you wanna do that or not,and I'm not sure if you have to with Chinchillas,but you do with rats,mice,hamsters and such.Anyways,GOOD LUCK and congrats on the new addition [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] *Niki*
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    only thing ive come across on seperating is when they are 8 weeks old to prevent inbreeding. Chins that get along together arent as protective as rats(ive bred those before). these two have been together for over 2 years and get along fine. chins are supposedly more closely related to rabbits than rodents which means genetically they are closer to primates than rodents its just a case of convergent evolution. as to blue and purple chins its a tint to their fur they arent a true purple or blue.
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    aww... that sucks. I don't think there are any blue/purple mammals out there :P (unless you count the skin... which I don't)
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    i should have a pic of the lil guy/gal up later in the week. i took a couple pics of it in Darlas lap. we had to take it out to put the cardboard and towels down. and to answer the next question, Chimi didnt mind a bit and is now in one of their hides with the baby. looks like a slightly less fuzzy vesion of its parents but with a big nose and big feet.
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    The fur is a light bluish/purple with silver at the tip of the hair. Very cool and irridescent looking for a fuzz ball critter.

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