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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 ...

Preventing Chinchilla Environmental Stress

Environmental stress can distress your chinchilla in many different ways. This type of stress results in either behavioral or health concerns. Your pet can experience the following: anti-social behavior that comprises of biting, fighting, spraying ...

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 ...

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 ...

Things To Consider If Your Wanting A Chinchilla As A Pet

So why choose a chinchilla as a pet? With such a large choice of pets around why choose a chinchilla? Maybe because you perceive them as cute and think they will not take up too much space? Below are the reasons for buying, or not buying, a ...

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