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Best Chinchilla Water Bottle
What is the Best Chinchilla Water Bottle? First of all, why do you need a special water bottle for your chinchilla? Hopefully, you already know that chinchillas absolutely cannot and should not get wet under any circumstances due to the nature of their fur. Chinchillas’ fur is so incredibly thick and dense that if it gets any water on it,...
chinchilla-fur-biting
Chinchilla Fur Chewing - Biting Fur biting is not as straight forward as it seems, everyone generally has a good idea of 'how' it happens but never seem to suggest any useful information on how to 'stop' this habit. First of all, if you suspect your chinchilla is fur biting, then it's best to go with the list shown here below...
Ashes-Chinchilla-Introductions-2
Ashes and Jasper Update - Chinchilla Introductions   Today I tried to switch cages, as part of our chinchilla introductions, but Jasper was not liking it! He was really agitated and I ended up not leaving him in the other cage very long. I returned them to their own cages and gave them a dandelion treat for behaving so well.  
chinchilla-shopping-list
Below is my chinchilla shopping list. I remember when I rescued my chinchilla, Jasper. Jasper showed up at my doorstep in nothing but a tiny dog carrier. Yes, I said dog carrier! The woman who owned him lived in a van and had this poor little guy living in a tiny space not even big enough for a mouse! Anyway,...
How To Handle A Chinchilla Mom And Chinchilla Baby
Once you have confirmed that your chinchilla is pregnant, provide that chinchilla with plenty of extra hay, food, and water. Expectant mothers will drink and eat quite a bit more, so it is imperative that more food and water are at the chinchilla’s disposal. Some people will stop giving calf mana to there chinchillas once they know they are...
Owning a chinchilla is not difficult! Here is my personal shopping list, created from the things I use daily! (Chinchilla Shopping List) Here are a few brief instructions that will make owning a chinchilla easier:  Keep your chinchilla cool, below 70 degrees and away from a draft. Give your chinchilla a large size cage. Supply your chinchilla with superior...
Chinchiall Bonding
Chinchillas are such a wonderful pet. Most people have no idea how lovable, clever and smart these little animals are. This is not a pet to purchase if you are not a long-term commitment person because a chinchilla has been known to live as long as 35 years. Most chinchilla house pets have a life expectancy of 15-20 years....
How to Build a Chinchilla Cage – Make a Homemade Chinchilla Cage
Most people will not have the time or skills to build their own DIY Chinchilla cages but if you do then this page will give you a good guide on how to begin. If however you just want to get your Chinchilla cage and get going with owning a pet Chinchilla then see our Best Chinchilla cage recommendations page. HOMEMADE...
Chinchilla-Basic-First-Aid-Wound-Management
Basic Wound Management. Every chinny owner will, at some point, come across a wound on their pet - these can range in severity from superficial wounds such as a scratch, or a cut lip/nose, to the more serious nipped toe (some chins have had their toes nipped clean off by another chinny) to Bumblefoot, or surgical wounds, tumors, and abscesses. The...