Chinchilla Care

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....
what do chinchillas eat - feeding vegetables
If you’re thinking about getting a pet chinchilla, one of the most important things for you to consider is diet. To allow your pet to live a long and happy life, you need to make sure he or she is getting the right nutrients to not only survive but thrive. Chinchillas are unique animals with extremely sensitive digestive systems...
Some male chins are more prone to hair rings than others. Breeding males should be regularly checked - especially if they are "novice breeders." However, males that are not used for breeding can still get hair rings too - and should periodically (monthly) be briefly examined. Usually, the first symptom of a hair ring will be that the penis will look...
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...
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...
10 Things I Purchased Prior To Bringing Home My New Chinchilla
(1) CAGE It is best to get a cage that is stainless steel in design, such that acidic urine from chinchillas will not get it rusty. The bottom of a cage usually comes in two varieties: A grilled wire mesh bottom or a solid bottom. A wire mesh bottom is supposed to be easier to clean (if litter pan slides...
Buying A Chinchilla Champion Breeder
Buying a chinchilla is something you should never rush into. You should research what their every need are, but since you’re reading this I guess you already are?! You're onto a great start! Now that I have my chinchilla, Jasper, I get asked this question a lot "Where can I buy a Chinchilla, and is it better to buy...
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...