Chinchilla Care

Buying A Chinchilla – 8 Things I Learned From A 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 ...

Chinchilla Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness – Go-Bags And Beyond

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 ...

Why Do Chinchillas Need Dust Baths?

When I think of the word "bath," I automatically think of how I, like nearly everyone else, takes a bath. We take our clothes off and get into a shower or bathtub, and turn on the water, right? When I first got my chinchilla, I found out that ...

How Many Chinchillas Can Live Together & Chinchilla Introductions

In the wild Chinchillas live in herds of 100 or more, but that's in the wild where they have huge open spaces. Chinchillas in cages are a different story altogether. You can have as many Chinchillas live together that will get along, have ...

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 ...

Do Chinchillas Groom Themselves Clean Like A Cat?

When I rescued Jasper, my chinchilla, he was a mess! He had been living in a small plastic dog carrier, inside a van with a woman who smoked. Jaspers fur was dingy looking. He was my first chinchilla so I wasn't really sure how to groom him. I mean ...

Chinchilla Temperature – Keeping chins cool in the summer

The chinchilla in the wild has adapted to live in a rugged terrain, where nightly and winter temperatures may drop well below freezing. Being crepuscular/nocturnal creatures by nature, during the day when temperatures may rise, they may rest ...

How Does Exercise Effects Chinchillas

The chinchilla is a very special exotic animal. It is nocturnal, has the thickest fur among all land animals, and is also very sensitive to high levels of heat and humidity. However, like all other animals that are used to being in the wild, the ...

How to Discipline Your Pet Chinchilla

Chinchillas are not receptive when you verbally rebuke, hit, or spank them in a fit of anger. The physical actions can cause wounds and abscessing. The physical actions don’t serve a purpose because your pet already has a sensitive body. Chinchillas ...

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