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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 ...

Can Chinchillas Live Outside? – Housing Chinchillas Outside

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What Are Some Chinchilla Safe Wood for Chews, Shelves And Toys

Chinchillas love to be busy, obviously also as the teeth continually grow they need access to good gnawing material. As a chinchilla pet owner, the last thing you want to do is unintentionally give your chin a piece of wood, or any item, that may ...

Is Chinchilla Malocclusion A Long Agonizing Death Sentence

Malocclusion is a disease that all Chinchilla Owners should be aware of. The reason being that if your animal is affected, it will suffer a long agonizing death, unless you act promptly. There is no cure for this genetic disease. Everyone should be ...

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 ...

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