SERIOUSLY. we took her to the vet as soon as we realised she s not well, but they sent us from one clinic to another; apparently, they dont know much about chinchillas here!! Without experince and your chins genetic history you are adding risk. leave them like that for about 15 min or until they settle down. My other question is will he be ok alone? I bought another cage to separate them. I hope this helps. :). Im thinking about getting chinchillas and would love to breed them, i was wondering wether the male and female can always stay together in the same cage or can they only be put together when i want them to mate. Your chinchillas are still considered babies. All Boredom? :). Shes not given birth yet, so am a little worried. She eats it up like it's her favorite treat! To sex a chinchilla, hold it belly up and check by the anus. The older I get, the more I dislike kids. Female chinchillas have a postpartum estrus. Second, is raising kits similar raising an adult chin? Any help? August 22, 2019 5:18 PM 4 mins reading. Their sniffing is never calm, though. We have been breeding chinchillas for 2 years. they got along, after a bit of jumping and sniffing...and she already shows dominance. If a chinchilla has a solid genetic background, is fed a balanced diet and given good care, some can live 20 to 30 years. It is possible that she is pregnant if she has been around a male, but it is also likely that she's just hot, chinchillas often do this when they are too hot. The older female sort of rams into the baby's nose, although she can't bite because of the bars. GP Pippa Hayes with one of her sons, Rory. An ideal body mass index is between 19 and 24. I have 2 chinchillas that are brother and sister. (I’ll tell you my answer in a bit.) Oh, and be careful not to give them treats with high fat and sugar contents. - Duration: 2:11. Every baby is different, so these ages will vary depending on... See full answer below. ... Stop feeding your kits milk once they are 6 to 8 weeks old, when you should provide them with solid food and water only. The mothers are highly defensive of their kits. HELPPPPPP. How can you tell if she is pregnant. and the 2nd day she died:(. Be prepared to spend a LOT of money on vet bills if you decide to do this, and be prepared to lose every single one of your chins. Yeah don't take her food away. Introduce them in neutral grounds, like a bathroom on multiple occasions before you even think about putting them in a cage together. they got allong realy well, hugging and playing, but that was all.. i wonder why this happend. This is the first time they will meet. The fact that this story had a happy ending in (Lucky being healthy and surviving) doesn't make this horrible, I believe it makes this story eye opening, that not everything you read online is true and to first get a second opinion. She's probably close. He was dead. :) hope this helps! some say they can be put in the same cage, cause usually males are protective with babies. Required fields are marked *. I have a mosaic female whose about 2yrs old and tried numerous times to put them together in an unfamiliar cage but the female keeps attacking the male, I never had this problem bonding my older male and older female, any suggestions? Some guidance would be greatly appreciated. But we found out last week the pure white girl was pregnant and should have given birth within a few days. I checked her nipples today and they are thin and about a quarter inch long. Can i leave the mother and daughter together when babies are born?The father is not in cage with them, I was not planning on breeding her yet but will keep babies we have seven now but this only our second time for babies. At the end of the day you have to start somewhere, yes I was new at it. Thanks for your feedback and I'm sorry for taking so long to reply. He isn't drinking the water in the new cage and I'm afraid he won't eat. When the female is receptive to mating, the male initiates by grooming the female and will attempt to mount her. This site uses affiliate links and may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. I have a male and female chinchilla living togerther and I have noticed that the female who used to be quite skinny is really fat could she be pregnant or is thier any illness that could be causing this or is she just fat! next week I ll get a baby, she s around 10 weeks. They may have been premature, they may have been aborted. If you really want to breed and there's no stopping you I would find another female altogether, who is healthier and then it gives you time to do lots more research into it. i have a male and a female chinchilla trying to breed them, how do you know when the female is pregnant?? I've had this problem too as chins can be very territorial. Also, I removed her food bc babies can't eat it. twice a day. I have however, rescued many pregnant chinchillas, so I do have experience with births, hand feeding and some of the tragedies that accompany pregnancy. ;). (asked the vet recently). See how it goes? I just got a chinchilla. This will prevent "breed back", as the female comes into heat immediately after, and in some cases, right before she gives birth. I am looking for some input. I have never had a pregnant chin before so I am not sure what to look for and if there is anything I should be looking for in terms of complications. but the male should be separated from the female when she gives birth to the kits as the female can fall pregnant right after giving birth. My chin just had two babies last night. They are so much better, and another thing you should do is try to go it on sheets feel good about themselves. I am wondering what the odds are of that male being sterile or something I know it's responsible to separate the two. Mother chinchillas wean their kits off of nursing fully by the time the little ones are between 6 and 8 weeks old. If there are two kits but only one placenta, then they are twins! So at 6a, when I got up this morning I took him and put him back in his new cage. Come on!). We buried her and prayed the other 3 would be fine while we were away. By Kris Selnar. And since we have decided with the vet that it is best for him to be neutered, I don't want him under any inordinate amount of other stress at the time--we have decided that if the birthing process is smooth, then we will have him neutered shortly thereafter so they are still separated for pregnancy reasons during his recovery and we don't have to extend the separation too far. Libby Emmons Brooklyn, NY. Answer. It is actually best to wait until they are at least one year old as they are still growing themselves until then! she was just under 4 months old (i estimated by her size) and on the next couple of months he tried to hump her but she kept snapping at him :S i really wanted them to breed, and it didnt look promising:( in the middle of august i went on holiday with my parents and i left the animals at home and i paid someone some money to look after them for the 2 weeks, i have gerbils, hamster, and mice too, a week into the holiday i got news that one of my breeding pairs of gerbils ate threw their cage so i was worried about that, and about 3 days before i went back home i got news that my male chinchilla escaped and was missing, well anyway i came home on the 25th of august 2010, and i found the gerbil the i found what was actually the female chinchilla not the male, behind the cd rack, my cd rack is in between my desk(which the chinchilla cage is on), and the wardoabe (which is in front/blocking the plug hole), the cd rack is wooden and has to go on a slant or will fall forward, and as i had gone on holiday i had to move the wardroabe forward to unplug the plug, so there is a tunnel to that little space behind the cd rack, i found her there, i re-untied her with the male(Chinchen-Itza) and thought nothing of it (her name is noah, i had to convince my parents it was a male), in the morning i had to clean all the gerbils out as i hadnt cleaned them out in 2 weeks, i got halfway through cleaning them all out and i needed the hoover, so i went round the back of the wardroabe to plug in the hoover and i saw a tiny tail run behind the cd rack, so i went around and i threw the cd rack and there scared to death, was a tiny newborn chinchilla kit, i realised that it had been without its mother all night, so i was jumping off the walls, i put the baby back and emidiatley noah sat and groomed the baby, i then realised it had been 4 months and a week or so since i got them, i realised that the reason she snapped at him was because she was already pregnant, and that she was about 8 months old , and i had already looked up breeding chinchillas, and found that you should only start breeding them at about 8-12 months when theyre in their prime and that she was 8 months when she gave birth and the baby is really healthy and has no defects, but the days following finding the kit i was stressed because , both noah, and chichen-itza are twins in their litters, and i only found 1 baby, so i was always franticly looking in spaces where a baby chinchilla could climb and i didnt want to find , in a couple of weeks, the corpse of a dead kit :(, but the baby was named lucky and is really cute and little and todays date is the 28th of august 2010, he is standard grey but has a black noirs tail (his mothers) today he picked up a piece of solid food and i estimated that the baby was either born on the 23rd of august or the 24th! my black female gave birth to 2 kits, she was very young when she got pregnant allegedly by her brother before we took her home dec 23rd 2013, 1 of the kits was stillborn,at least we think so, I did handle the female and she would stand on her hind legs on my hand. The hair ring should then be carefully teased open and cut off (VERY CAREFULLY) with fine scissors. The daughter I think is going to have babies,she was with a male chinchilla and they did breed. Don't you want to keep the kits in a clean environment? They love to play together and I'm thinking of putting them together when im around. Any help will be greatl, Keep them separated for 8-10 days. Home (All Topics) → Pets & Animals → Chinchillas ↓. So you many need to get another cage. “Sex and interest in it do fall off when people are in their 70s, but more than a quarter of those up to age 85 reported having sex in the previous year. It wont hurt them if you dont want to breed, right? i got the calcium of the internet. I would not want to put the whole family together if the male wanted to breed with the Mom. Hi, I am looking for advise. or any special foods that i need to give her to make sure her n the babies are healthy during the pregnancy and after? How do I know????? Many veterinarians advise to retire a dog from breeding after 4 litters. Doctors should be encouraging people to have smaller families for the sake of the environment, says GP. I find separating the male for a day or two after a birth doesn't affect their relationship and prevents a breed back (leave him in a cage next to mother and baby(s). Chinchillas can be quite happy without either item. After all, YOU don’t need to be burped because you’re able to contort your body as needed to find a comfortable position, weather short-lived gas bubbles, or even burp yourself if needed! In fact, it is said that their fur is the softest out of all land mammals! i know they do there breeding mostly at night just not sure how to tell if she is pregnant yet? After about 3-7 days put them both in a neutral environment (Like a new clean cage or the kitchen floor, away from wires etc). Give her a little to time to calm down. A week later the white mosaic female gave birth to a little girl who sadly passed away after a week due to a heart problem. this is done with two cages side by side touching if possible so they can sniff at eachother. Please be careful about giving gatorade. I'm not sure if she is pregnant or not. if you keep them together but move both into the one story I think, in my experience, it will be safer and more practical. If they hit it off great if not your gonna have to bond them. Chinchillas are, without a doubt, one the cutest animal species ever. I recently just bought a new cage that came with a female who is 1 year old. when do babies stop having gas pains in there bellies. I had a "male" and put her with another male when she was 4 months old because we thought she was male (very early days). In the past I had a female who was calcium deficient because she bred backed. P.S. Yes, they can, and WILL breed. got my first chinchilla july tenth. did she abort? Talk to a reputable breeder. I have always used fleece. But reading this I found that there are a lot of people that didn't read this. This has possibly happened to your chins. They mate seasonally based upon the light cycle. The night before delivery the female may become aggressive toward the male and any other cage mates. 5 years ago. She lives with her partner and son (Also been neutered), I have a question. He is clearly interested in pursuing the mating process, with happy grunts and groans. Remember to clean a bit in each cage when swapping them over so there isn't too much mess and smell but you want a little left over so they can experience each other's smell - but not too much. His breathing became labored. Copyright © 2020 chinchillacare.orgContact Us • Privacy • Copyright. You don't want to rush the putting together. This may not be enough during pregnancy, hence the liquid calcium. Hi, there can be many complications, including the death of both the mother and kits. when does babies stop having gas pains? We have two who love to do it. Great space. While most male chinchillas make wonderful dads it's best to separate the male if it's time for mom to get a break. 3.the last 1 is if you look at the cone of the vaginia and its opened she is and if its closed like normal she isnt. They should stop doing this once the perceived threat is gone. Ok! M&E Chinchillas, WHEN A FEMALE IS ABOUT NINE MONTHS OF AGE SHE WILL THEN BE READY TO INTRODUCE TO THE MALE DO THIS BY SAY AT HER SEVENTH MONTH PUT HER DUST BATH IN HIS CAGE AND VICE VERSA WITH HIS TO HER LEAVE THAT IN THE CAGE SO THEY CAN GET USE TO ONE ANOTHERS SMELLS THEN INTRODUCE THEM IN A AREA THAT IS NOT THERES DON'T PUT THEM IN SIDE OF EACH OTHERS CAGES THEY WILL FIGHT THEY ARE VERY TERRITORIAL OF THERE CAGES AND U CAN INTRODUCE THEM TO ONE ANOTHER ABOUT FIVE SEPARATE TIME THEN IF U MUST PUT THEM TOGETHER THEN PUT HER INTO HIS CAGE BUT NOT INTILL SHES OLD ENOUGH IT WILL KILL THEM BOTH IF U DON'T WAIT HE WILLKILL HER BY GETTING HER PREGNANT AND THE BABIES KILLING HER OR AS SHE KNOWS SHE IS TO YOUNG TO HAVE BABIES INSTINCT WILL KILL THE FATHER SO SHE WON'T DIE, Hey! I have been trying to research this and haven't had much luck, however I read that if a chinchilla goes overdue there could be a problem so to take her to the vets for a scan to check, which I am going to do tomorrow. DO NOT let these chinchillas breed. I'll keep you posted. They don't even reach maturity until around 8 months, but it could come sooner, but they aren't full grown at 8 months, and having kits would most likely cause them a lot of pain, suffering, or death. But what I don't want is for Spike to become so depressed that he makes himself ill and dies. and the baby also needed company. I want to breed my one female chinchilla with my one male how long do I keep them together for and how long is the female pergent for and how long until she has them she has had a litter before I got them but that was some mouths ago and if the mother and father are the same color does that mean the babies would always be the same color or would they be different colors. My parents don't know much about animals and I got my research from websites and forums like this one so I could get information about it. REMEMBER SHE GOES INTO HEAT RIGHT AFTER SHES GIVES BIRTH SO INLESS U WANT MORE BABIES. Long-term or high-volume breeding decreases their health quality, and takes years off of their life span, not to mention produces less healthy babies. yes they can stay together, but if a male is with them, they shouldn't really. (he was old but very healthy)So this loss has made my buisness suffer and myself.i mean i miss him.but if you would reply i will ask u my ?s. Consider: Some kennel clubs will stop registering litters after a dog has whelped 4 or 6 litters. That can cause bladder stones. You need to have an introduction process, rather than just throw them in together. I have a 9 month old unspayed female. Unspayed kitten stopped having heat by: Anonymous I'm curious why these same type questions go unanswered. My female was really ill and it got worse quickly, once she got calcium, she got well within hours. i have 2 chinchillas 1 boy 1 girl ma girl is pregant hoping 2 give birth soon (this month) THIS IS HER SECOND ON HER FIRST SHE HAD a deformed baby 2 days after DO YOU THINK THIS WILL HAPPEN AGIN. THEY ARE GREAT PARENTS. My two year old female gained a lot of weight (she was the skinniest chinchilla I own) and now has four nipples (two on each side). after a few weeks like 1/2 of being born then thats the best time to put dad back in as the female wont be in heat but he can still get to know his youngens!!! I'm not sure how long ago you posted your question, but I had a similar situation and the babies were fine. There aren't usually many signs of pregnancy once they're full grown, and if they aren't full grown they shouldn't be breeding!! I don't know how to encourage them to do so. Hi, Thanks so much if anyone can help! The average age for this is 51, but for some this can be in their fourties and others it could be in their late fifties. It is located in the chinchilla’s anus. Also, it says we should wean them off of milk in 2 months, is this true? How? You see, I have two female chinchillas who do not get along. Please be careful using the shavings. This could be anything from another pet in your home to a loud noise nearby. THAT IS INBREEDING, HOW DO U GET GET THEY CAN NOT? We were worried at first, but shes completely healthy. he still humps to this day the little turd, i pull REALLY lightly on his fur to simulate grooming to get him to back off. Now, I have two suggestions that can work for this. So far it has 27,000 signatures. Also I'm wanting to breed my chinchillas now that I have a female. Will he make chin be nice with the babies? Any kind of food, you should find your self to a different treatment or favorite food from your diet it will be easier and your free time to meet the weight remains. Ive had a pair that grew up together, unrelated though. She got pregnant straight away. Below is a diagram showing the weight of some pregnant chinchilla females. we are quite clued up when it comes to every aspect of their general care as well as mating and the birth of new kits. If this is your first chinchilla, you should not be getting into this. my chinchilla is pregnant is it possible the babies can die inside her. She has been introduced and got along well with the male but i didn't know if i could leave the other female in the cage if the other does get pregnant when the kits are born. Stop having children Doctors should be encouraging people to have smaller families for the sake of the environment, says GP GP Pippa Hayes with one of her sons, Rory. 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