Chinchillas

Chinchillas, Short Tailed Chinchilla

Chinchillas make great pets. Unlike other tiny animals, the chinchilla’s lifespan is about fifteen decades. That’s great for the folks that really get attached to their little pets. Chinchillas are extremely small, and can easily be kept in smaller spaces.

Caring for chinchillas is relatively easy as well. You can get a cage for them and use woodchips, as you would for other small caged animals. You can also let your chinchilla out of the cage, but be careful to see them as they love to hide and can be tricky to discover!

One of the other nice aspects about pet chinchillas is how they sleep during the day, making them nice pets for kids who can play together when they get home from school in the afternoon, or for adults who work during the day.

Pet chinchilla’s are fun to play with. They can be housetrained, also, although it might be hard, so watch them if they are out of their house. Also be sure to keep them away from dogs and cats. They are excellent pets for apartments that don’t allow larger animals, too.

Your chinchilla likes to have hiding places in its house, so provide things such as clay pots for them to sleep in. They need that nesting box, so be sure their cage is big enough for it. All wood used in a chinchilla’s environment must be non-treated, as your pet chinchilla is, after all, a rodent.

Chinchillas are generally clean animals, but they do require some grooming in the kind of dust baths to keep their fur nice and soft. Chinchilla dust can be found at most pet stores or through your vet’s office. Let your chinchilla enjoy a dust bath a few times a week. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label, but it is rather straightforward. As for more decorative grooming, you can get exceptional combs at the pet shop for your chinchilla.

When you receive your pet chinchilla, it’s ideal to get a young one, so you’ve got a opportunity to let your chinchilla get accustomed to being held. They may nip if you frighten them, so acclimatize them to their new home and their new owner as soon as possible. They are soft and cuddly, and when you begin interacting with them early, you will have a loyal pet that will bring you years and years of pleasure. For the young or old, a chinchilla makes a superb pet, that’s easy to care for, and will be a friend for a long time.

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