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Chinchilla Pre and Post Operation Preparation

Anesthetics Isoflurane (and sevoflurane) gaseous anesthetics are very well tolerated by chins - much more so than Halothane. When possible request that your vets uses either one. Less than 1% Isoflurane is metabolized - the rest is merely ...

Chinchilla Hair Rings – What It Is And How To Remove It – Video Demo

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 ...

Should I Give My Chinchilla Supplements & Salt

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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