The Full Moon
Your chins, along with all other animals (including mankind), are affected by the full moon. You may notice that he is running around his cage more or seems restless. If he is out playing he may rebound off of the wall more often or may not be as easy to get back into his cage when play time is done. He may also be awake and active earlier in the evening than he usually is. If these symptoms occur, check your calendar to see if a full moon is approaching or is that night. We have also sometimes noticed these symptoms, but on a more mild level when there is a new moon. Obviously there is nothing wrong with your chin around this time, but it will help you to understand his erratic behavior when it comes on suddenly and then only last for 1 or 2 days a month. The Harvest moon which occurs in October will affect everyone more so than any other time of the year. We have seen chins' behavior start to get more rowdy as early as mid September and last until the end of October. Anytime there is a change in season you may also notice a slight change. This occurs with all animals regardless of breeding seasons.