Chinchilla Diet & Feeding

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...
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...
Chinchilla Herd-Supplement & Salt In The Diet
It's up to you!!! Without dispute chinchillas should be fed a simple diet of good-quality chinchilla pellets and hay as their staple diet - and that is pretty much it. This may seem bland, but we must not lose sight of the fact that the chinchilla's wild cousins have adapted to live on relatively low-nutrient forage, and our own domestic chinchilla's...
Pros-And-Cons-Of-Chinchilla-Calcium-Supplementation
The pros and cons There is much debate as to whether to provide extra calcium for our chinchillas - for healthy teeth and bone development - or not. Some owners do decide to supplement - in the form of cuttlefish, vitamin and mineral supplement, calcium block or mineral water etc etc. However, many people cannot understand why chinchillas can still get...
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 Can Chinchillas Eat List
Dietary Basics This article deals with the somewhat "controversial" topic of diet and nutrition. There is a lot of contradictory information regarding the feeding of chinchillas, and many breeders tend to have their own methods and opinions of what to feed and what not to feed. But one thing that all breeders will agree on is that chinchillas require a low...
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-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...
Tips You Can Learn Today To Help Your Chinchilla A Lifetime
I'm sitting here watching Jasper jump and play, and I remembered back when I first brought him home. I didn't know a single thing about this new little life I was about to be responsible for. I researched and learned everything I possibly could so that I could give him a healthy, happy home. What follows is some of...