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#1240868 - 03/19/12 02:54 PM Suggies & Chinchilla's?
XSugarLipsX
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Hi everyone.

Wasn't sure where to post this, hope here is ok.

I'm just curious as to whether suggies and chinchilla's get on, mainly because I wondered that if I ever end up having both (in separate cages of course) if it would be safe having them play out of their cages together/in the same area? Or would this cause a dangerous fight/attack to take place and should they be kept completely apart at all costs?

Thank you in advance for any responses. =)

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#1240875 - 03/19/12 03:16 PM Re: Suggies & Chinchilla's? [Re: ]
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I can't say for certain, but I wouldn't do it.

Chinchillas have those horrifying teeth and they're much bigger than suggies. Even if you have the friendliest chins ever (I had two of the sweetest little fluffballs EVER) I wouldn't trust them together, on the chance that one gets upset and attacks.

Better safe than sorry
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#1240877 - 03/19/12 03:26 PM Re: Suggies & Chinchilla's? [Re: ]
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Thank you so much Sniper, very wise words.

I have noticed a few other members have chinchilla's too so was wondering if they had had them together.

But definitely looking for advice as I'd love to have a chinchilla someday and wouldn't want to do anything wrong.

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#1240882 - 03/19/12 03:31 PM Re: Suggies & Chinchilla's? [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: XSugarLipsX

But definitely looking for advice as I'd love to have a chinchilla someday and wouldn't want to do anything wrong.


You're welcome! I wouldn't see why you couldn't have both smile As long as you can commit the time (chins need as much playtime as suggies). They just shouldn't play together. I wouldn't keep their cages too close, because the chins' dust baths could irritate little glider lungs (sure irritated my human lungs and nose hehe).

I wonder what a chinchilla having a conversation with a suggie sounds like... chinchillas have a loud bark haha.

...cute thoughts! :haha:
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#1240894 - 03/19/12 04:07 PM Re: Suggies & Chinchilla's? [Re: ]
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I also have chins and actually they have very different climate requirements. Chins are susceptible to heat stroke so I keep them in their own room in my basement to keep cool and the gliders obviously like it warmer so they get their own room upstairs to keep warm. I have never let them around each other.

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#1240910 - 03/19/12 04:31 PM Re: Suggies & Chinchilla's? [Re: ]
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I had a chinchilla before I got my first glider. My first chin and my first glider were two of the nicest, sweetest, calmest of either species I have ever seen. I never let them out at the same time. My glider loved to get into my chins cage when he was out for playtime (1 inch x 2 inch spacing, so he would just hop on and squiggle right in). He liked eating the chin food and treats. tounge

I panicked every time, though, knowing how quick and severe an injury from the chin on the glider could be. My suggestion, enjoy them both, separately. thumb
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#1241079 - 03/20/12 12:01 AM Re: Suggies & Chinchilla's? [Re: ]
XSugarLipsX
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Thank you all for the wonderful advice. I know it probably seems like common sense but I wasn't sure, if I had had a response from someone saying "I let them play together all the time and they get on wonderfully" and had a few responses like that then it would have been great hehe but, very glad to know this now.

I will make sure if I get a chin to always keep them seperate. Thank you so much guys. hug2

Lol Sniper, I'm having cute thoughts now too!!!

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