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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...
What Do Chinchillas Need In Their Cage
Chinchillas are naturally playful and cheeky little pets, but this wonderful friendly nature will only come out if you set up your Chinchilla’s living environment so that it is as happy as it can be. A depressed Chinchilla does not make a good pet! Part of making your Chinchilla happy is setting up their cage with some basic chinchilla...
DIY Chinchilla Cage-cage
THE STORY It happened last year in December when I was busy chatting in a local BBS, that one of the chatters asked for someone who might like to get two Chinchillas for free because his meant to be male chin has proven to be female and has given birth to two young chinnies. As I'm fond of animals in common (I've had...
DIY-Chinchilla-Cage-1
We have two identical large cages for our chinchillas, plus two smaller ones. They are actually office filing cabinets, with the sliding doors removed. If you add a wire mesh front, and slide-out litter trays, the result will be perfect. The big ones are 1.50 meters (4"11') wide, 1 meter (3"3') high, 0.5 meter (1"8') deep. We feel this type of...
DIY-Chinchilla-Hammock-
Want to make super easy hammocks for your chin? Get 1" diameter ring binder rings from an office supply store, Buy a half yard to a yard of fleece, Cut a large triangle out of fleece, Poke a hole in each corner, Open up the ring binder rings, Put a ring binder ring through each hole Attach to the...