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How Long Is A Chinchilla’s Gestation Period

Today I visited a Chinchilla Rescue. I had the privilege of spending most of the day playing with the cutest bunch of chinchillas! A few of the rescues were soon-to-be mama's. I've never handled pregnant chinchillas, so I had plenty of questions for ...

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 ...

How Many Chinchillas Can Live Together & Chinchilla Introductions

In the wild Chinchillas live in herds of 100 or more, but that's in the wild where they have huge open spaces. Chinchillas in cages are a different story altogether. You can have as many Chinchillas live together that will get along, have ...

Need A Chinchilla Cage Setup Idea? – If I Can Do It, You Can Do It!

I've just built this cage. It has plenty of shelves and has a pull-out litter tray in the base.  Would you like to know how I built it? It was not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be! Before we get started here are some important tips to ...

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 ...

Toys And Exercise Wheels For Your Chinchilla To Maximize Fun & Safety

Ideally, a pet chinchilla’s cage must have containers for food and water and have sufficient hiding spots and shavings. In addition to that, it should also include an exercise wheel and some chew toys. (this is the one I have) Most pet chinchillas ...

Chinchilla Rescues

Are you looking for a location near you that takes in rescue chinchillas? Do you think that adopting a rescue chin and giving it a forever home is a good option for you? Are you searching for a rescue organization to donate money or time? Chinchilla ...

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 ...

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