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Reply Amber
3:28 PM on January 16, 2012 
What is the blue material you line their cage with?
Reply Spoiled Rotten Chinchillas
3:11 AM on May 10, 2009 
Stacey says...
I have total and complete cage envy. My female (Cleo) is pregnant right now and my cage although large has holes that are too big for babies. I can't find a cage that is a palace, has a pull out pan and has small enough holes. Heck in a perfect world it's wrought iron. Maybe I will have to fork over the big bucks and have one made for my babes. Any palacial cage suggestions?


Have you tried qualitycages.com? They are a bit pricey but their cages will last you FOREVER. They are also the people who make the "Chin Spin" wheel that you see in the picture. Best wheel ever! Completely silent, crazy durable and completely worth the price.

http://qualitycage.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=129_142_15
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All of their chinchilla cages have bar spacing of 1/2x1/2 so they are completely kit safe. You can also request where you want the doors, how large you want them, etc. They are the most recommended cage, short of the Ferret Nation (what you see in my picture).

For your Chleo though, please be aware that kits should not be in a cage with shelves. The mom can easily hop on the shelves and keep away from the baby, as well as the baby can get hurt on the shelves. Within a few days they kits get CRAZY and think they can do what mom does. For a cage after the kit is born you just need one that is flat and short (kinda like a bunny cage) with 1/2 in. x 1/2 in. wire spacing. You can always make something with hardware mesh (found in the gardening section of Lowe's or Home Deport). You can get a bunny cage from CL for fairly cheap and wrap it in the hardware cloth to make it kit safe. The mom's main focus will be the kit once it is born. She isn't going to need a huge cage.

Please join www.chins-n-hedgies.com There are a lot of breeders there that can give you links on where to buy cages, and other advice you may need. There is a huge section of the forum just for breeding so you get gain lots of good knowledge there. They are a fantastic group of people. :)

Good luck with the baby.
Reply Stacey
7:41 PM on May 9, 2009 
I have total and complete cage envy. My female (Cleo) is pregnant right now and my cage although large has holes that are too big for babies. I can't find a cage that is a palace, has a pull out pan and has small enough holes. Heck in a perfect world it's wrought iron. Maybe I will have to fork over the big bucks and have one made for my babes. Any palacial cage suggestions?

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