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Question by nash
Submitted on 12/6/2003
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i have been thinking about getting another chi to accompany each other when i am away cuz of my chi's crying problem.. will it solve (or reduce) the problem? or will it result in TWO crying chis? should i get another chi which have a small age gap with this one?

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 12/16/2003
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I have been in this situation, maybe my experience will help.

I got my first chi in December 2001 when she was 8 weeks old.  She bonded to 'mommy' fairly quickly, and she was upset when I went to work, but really she didn't do a lot of crying, especially after a few weeks, when she knew that 'Mommy always comes back'.

I got my second chi in January 2003, again when she was 8 weeks old.  The primary reason is that my first chi wasn't getting as much exercise as she should, and I also thought she might be lonely.

She went with me to select her sister, and for the most part it has been very good for them both.  I do believe that they are company for each other, which should reduce the anxiety associated with being separated from 'their human'.

You may have to break your chi of her crying if it goes on more than a minute after you leave your house.  There are several threads here which talk about that, and this is also a good time for me to put in my usual plugs for spaying your animals and getting the book Chihuahuas for Dummies.


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