Chinchilla Cages

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...
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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...
Chinchilla Environment ~ Chinchilla Proofing Your Home & Fixing Boredom
Hopefully, this article will impart some helpful hints, from chinchilla-proofing your home to preventing vices associated with boredom, such as fur-chewing. Daily Exercise Chinchillas really do appreciate extra exercise away from their cages. Many breeders are unable to do this; simply because with such large amounts of stock, they would not have enough hours in the day or enough pairs of...
Housing Chinchillas Outside-11
Many people, especially breeders prefer to house their chins in an outside unit. This is quite feasible, but unless you have a native climate similar to the Andes, an outdoor housing may not be suitable for chinchillas, and certain adaptations will need to be carried out. Ideally, a well-ventilated, insulated, brick-built outhouse is perfect, but failing that, a wooden shed...
What Do Chinchillas Need
Once you see a chinchilla, you will not be surprised why many people desire to have this rodent as a family pet. They are very cute! When you take care of them correctly they could live up to 17-20 years. There are a few important things to take into consideration before purchase this small animal. Since they are rodents, their...
Chinchilla Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness
While watching the news this evening, I hear some pretty scary things about this approaching hurricane in the southeast! Hurricane Michael is a powerful category four hurricane which is expected to cause extensive and severe damage in the southeastern United States and will likely become one the worst natural disaster to hit the United States. Disaster relief plans are...
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I've just built this cage. It has plenty of shelves and has a pull-out litter tray in the base.  Would you like to know how I built it? It was not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be! Before we get started here are some important tips to remember when building your Chinchilla cage: (a) You can...
Chinchilla-Care-Sheet
Before bringing your chinchilla home: Ensure you have a cage set up and ready, Be sure that your family is aware your new pet will need peace and quiet to settle into their new home. Ensure your chinchilla is not unduly disturbed by other pets such as cats and dogs. Ensure that any younger children understand a small animals nervousness...