Chinchilla Q & A

Do chinchilla groom themselves like cats
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 was he going to be like a cat and clean himself?...
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 are already fearful and chewing them out verbally will do nothing but worsen the condition. The negative verbal actions...
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...
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 chinchilla Reasons you may not want to buy a chinchilla You don't have time...