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Introducing male chinchillas - any success?

Discussion in 'Chinchillas' started by Dyl_Chin, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Dyl_Chin

    Dyl_Chin PetForums Newbie

    Feb 19, 2019
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    Hello everyone,

    I have an almost three year old male chinchilla that I have recently re-homed (6 months ago). He has warmed up to me quite quickly, which is great, and I also try to let him out as many nights of the week as possible; however, I know they are very social animals, and I worry that he is not getting the amount of stimulus he desires without the interaction of another chinchilla.

    So, my question is, has anyone successfully been able to introduce unrelated males as cage mates? I do not want offspring, so this is why I am not considering a females.

    If anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it!

  2. Tiggers

    Tiggers PetForums Senior

    May 27, 2014
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    Be aware that no pairing is ever guaranteed, so a spare cage is important in case the pairing fails. A same sex kit is usually the best solution, sourced from a reputable breeder. I've successfully paired several same sex chins over the years, however, a couple of the pairings have ended in the chins having to be split permanently. Providing you are providing plenty of interaction and activities within the cage such as toys and plenty of safe chew items, your chinchilla may be quite happy living alone.
  3. Bjarki the Hooli

    Bjarki the Hooli PetForums Junior

    Nov 2, 2017
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    #3 Bjarki the Hooli, Mar 6, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2019
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