hello all , does anybody know weather they are the same as goos regarding the top dog status are they always going to hump each other till the top dog has been decided or will they fight for the spot , i havent really got a clue on their behaviour pattern it would be nice to know more about the chins in this section as there is a lot of information on the goos in their section but there's not so much on the chins , thanks
mum + slave to 2 chins and 3 degus (wouldnt be without them )
Chinchillas live really well together males tend to become mature around 7 months old. This is the time I find them most troublesome. They often get a little dominating at this stage. Every chin is different males tend to live happily together as long as their are no females around. We have kept large groups of one castrated male and 4 + females. Or pairs castrated male/female, female/female. Its always best to just have one castrated male in a group of females as more males can cause havoc. Stick to these rules and all should be well. I have known of chins badly beat/kill each other. This can be newly introduced or pairs who have lived together for years. But on the whole they normally get on well and live happily.
From what I have seen of Degus they seem to be far more dominating.