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Old 04-05-2009, 10:56 PM
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Unhappy Floppy ears

My little Bambi has floppy ears
when I got her they were floppy and now she is 11 weeks old they are still floppy! everyone knows a chi has big sticky up ears and mine doesnt! most ppl can tell she is a chi but a few ppl have asked "what" she is and when I say a chihuahua they look straight at her big floppy ears. why wont they go up?
I read on the net somewhere that they can take 3 months to go up,but I think that was only written to make ppl like me feel better about it. maybe she is a raare breed of chi?!lol
have tryed massaging them,getting worried now and may start pinning them up with a clip and spray starching haha.
apart from her ears she is happy and healthy and we all love her but I am worried about her ears and that maybe she is a cross with a flaming jack russel or something!I didnt see her mum and dad as I bought her off a lady who got a week before that and found her baby was allergic to her fur,so I dont know!
please help if anyone has any idea why they are flopping and how to get them up!
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:19 PM
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You could pin them up with self adhesive gauge. Did either parent have their ears standing up? Her ears should be standing up at her age. Emmas were standing up at 8 weeks old.
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jax's ears didn't start to go up until around 3 months... they can't seem to make up their minds though. one up one down.... i almost like his better floppy. i think it is possible that they can still go up, wither way i'm sure your baby is adorable!
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I put Knox unflavored gelatin on Lady's food and rubbed her ears twice a day until they stood up...they came up around 7-8 months old with a slight cute curl..and never fell down again.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:51 AM
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I'm still waiting for my Coco's ears to stand up (she's two). LOL. Seriously, there's still time if they are going to go up. It can take longer than 3 months. Is she short or long hair? Just curious. I never heard of the gelatin or anything but it's worth a shot. People will ask what Coco is and when I tell them they say "oh, she looks like a collie". A four pound collie, huh??? I love her and think she's adorable but the ears sticking up is one of the things I just love about the chi's. It's too late for my girl but yours still has time. Keep us posted and post a pic.
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Shiloh's ears didn't go fully up until she was 12 weeks old. Her ears will still flop when she just wakes up or is sleepy. I also think they are flopping a bit now because they are teething. I like her ears both ways... I wish one would stay floppy and one would go up. LOL!
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:34 AM
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Shiloh's ears didn't go fully up until she was 12 weeks old. Her ears will still flop when she just wakes up or is sleepy. I also think they are flopping a bit now because they are teething. I like her ears both ways... I wish one would stay floppy and one would go up. LOL!
hehe- me too! jax's ears are actually one up one down as we speak. they change every day so who knows??
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:32 AM
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thanks for all the advice! well there is still a chance then. she is a long coat chi and is beautifull, she has a black mask. she does look cute with floppy ears but as i say ppl dont believe she is a chi,lols at a floopy eared chi being a collie,I had the same comment as I have a border collie,ppl thought bambi was her puppy. my collie is only 7 months though so that would be impossible lol. will keep an eye on her ears for a week or so then give up i think.
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