LingLing, Bam, and Knoxville. - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
APBTLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,402
Default LingLing, Bam, and Knoxville.

LingLing is my first chinchilla from a bad situation.

I just adopted Bam and Knox today and hopefully can get them all to like each other and be buddies. If not, well then I'll have another huge chin cage in my house.

LingLing in all of his slightly unbalanced glory.


Right - Left: Bam and Knoxville.



I never planned on chinchillas, and Lingy was supposed to be a foster.. but he won me over.
Anyone else here have Chinchillas?
__________________
What IS a Pit Bull?

Sparkles, Lilith, Eve, Candy, Dahlia, Juno, Tonks.


Jaeger, Ben, Goose, Dirk, LingLing, Bentley, Elliot, Batman.
APBTLove is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-28-2012, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
lorihd@comcast.net's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: hillsborough nj
Posts: 3,936
Default

they look very fluffy, cute little buggars!
lorihd@comcast.net is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Ronda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 219
Default

I do! We got Chin-tastic aka Bruce in July. He was born in May.

He's about 3 months old in these pictures.


Checking out all his cool new chin cage stuff. My kid's guinea pigs live on the first floor.


He's been super tame since he came home since my brother (the "breeder") and his family handled him constantly since birth. Chinchillas are pretty cool but a lot more work than the guinea pigs. Plus he drove my electric bill through the roof in the summer trying to keep the house cool enough for him.
I really like him and he loves me best in the family. He's curious like a cat and loves to climb all over me and inspect my hair, my ears, my eyebrows.
__________________
Ronda
Ronda is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
APBTLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,402
Default

Oh he's really cute.. I've never had a young chin.

I just keep him near where the AC is, and keep ice blocks in his cage during summer. I think they make chew-proof slabs that you can freeze for them that they can lay on if they want to keep cool.


I've heard they have very, very unique and complicated personalities, almost like a human. Which is why it's nigh impossible to introduce two and have them get along if they just don't like each other.

I'd felt nothing else like their fur, it's like holding a little cloud.
__________________
What IS a Pit Bull?

Sparkles, Lilith, Eve, Candy, Dahlia, Juno, Tonks.


Jaeger, Ben, Goose, Dirk, LingLing, Bentley, Elliot, Batman.
APBTLove is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Wild Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,140
Default

They are so adorable! They make lovely pets! My ex-friend owned one that lived in a kid's room and ended up chewing it's tail off from stress. He was still a really nice chinnie, despite the stress he endured.
__________________
SG S-Hunter vom Geistwasser CA CGN TT (Airport Wildlife Control K9)
Zenna vom Geistwasser

"May my enemies live long so they can see me progress."


www.germanshepherdguide.com
Wild Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Gharrissc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 3,117
Default

I love their ears.
Gharrissc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2012, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
Default

We rescued a few from a meth lab, but eventually sent them to a shelter that found them a home.
Our house is too small and they didn't get along together so had to live separately which took up a lot of space.
I enjoyed their personalities. Very cute little guys
msvette2u is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
APBTLove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,402
Default

Wth were chinchillas doing at a meth lab?? LOL

That's great of you to help them. They're a bit more complicated than rats or most other rodents.
__________________
What IS a Pit Bull?

Sparkles, Lilith, Eve, Candy, Dahlia, Juno, Tonks.


Jaeger, Ben, Goose, Dirk, LingLing, Bentley, Elliot, Batman.
APBTLove is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
Default

We got a call from a guy who said his kids had gotten these and dragged them home.
It was, gosh, at least a year - 18mos. ago.
We JUST found out this guy had a meth lab, in this last few weeks. So it wasn't as obvious back then although it was very obvious something was wrong!

Anyway, back then, I get this call, and it was discombobulated but the kids weren't there, nobody was really taking care of the critters, blahblahblah.
I knew we had to help.
We went over there, and this guy was feeding them cat food and peanuts!! And not good cat food either...I mean, meow mix or whatever. Friskies.
Which was probably better since they are herbivores...but anyway, we took the Chins.
We had them up for adoption but only a few inquiries from breeders so we declined.

They wound up in a good home but man that guy was whacked even back then, and the house was...to say a "mess" would be putting it mildly.
The Chins were in a front room so we didn't venture into the main part of the house, but when I learned there was a meth bust there, I was like, "Oh, YEAH...Okay, now it makes sense!"
msvette2u is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Ronda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 219
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by APBTLove View Post
Oh he's really cute.. I've never had a young chin.

I just keep him near where the AC is, and keep ice blocks in his cage during summer. I think they make chew-proof slabs that you can freeze for them that they can lay on if they want to keep cool.


I've heard they have very, very unique and complicated personalities, almost like a human. Which is why it's nigh impossible to introduce two and have them get along if they just don't like each other.

I'd felt nothing else like their fur, it's like holding a little cloud.
Chintastic does have the marble slab to lay on but I still ran the ac because I was afraid of killing him on accident. We have since moved the cage downstairs and I bet it will be easier to keep it cool since my first floor is completely tiled and is generally cooler anyways.

Oh yeah, chinchillas will tear each other up if they don't get along! Plus I've talked to people who kept 2 chinchillas together for years with no problem and then one day they decided they hated each other and that was that...they had to be separeted. Chintastic has a "buddy" chinchilla toy made out of fleece so he has something to cuddle with and occasionally "love" for his own mental well being since he's alone.

I love their fur! A little cloud is a great description for it. I love to watch him take a dust bath too, its so cute the way he rubs his nose afterwards. Chintastic is super entertaining...I tell people he's like having a cat/ferret/mouse/flying squirrel cross that looks like a cartoon version of a Christmas mouse or something with those big ears! Very curious and bold, silly and sweet, mischievous and full of trouble when he wants to be!
__________________
Ronda
Ronda is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:36 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum