October 2012

Monthly Archives

  • How To Ship a Chinchilla

    Whether you are moving a long distance, or sending your chinchilla to a new home, here is some information on how to set up shipping your chinchilla. Chinchillas must be shipped by airline. They cannot be shipped by FedEx, UPS, or USPS.

  • How To Care For Baby Chinchillas

    Anytime you house a male and female chinchilla together, you should be prepared for babies. Chinchilla babies are called kits. Average litter size is 2, however litters can range in size from 1-7, with litters over 4 being rare.

  • Grooming Your Chinchilla

    Dusting Chinchillas need to roll around in special dust to keep their fur in good shape. Be sure to use chinchilla dust, not sand.  Dust should be provided 2-3 times per week; if the fur appears greasy increase the frequency however if you notice dry skin decrease the frequency. How often your chinchilla needs to […]

  • How to Introduce 2 or More Chinchillas

    Chinchillas are social animals and can enjoy living with others. Sometimes chinchillas naturally accept one another immediately and other times they need a little adjustment time. Rarely, two dominant chinchillas will not get along no matter what. It is always best to start with a slow introduction process when planing to cage two or more chinchillas together. Here are some suggestions-

  • Chinchilla Nutrition

    Pellets

    Chinchilla pellets provide all the nutrients your pet needs to grow and maintain its health.  You should only buy high quality chinchilla pellets; those that do not contain any treats or extra pieces other than pellets or list corn as an ingredient.

  • How Much Does A Chinchilla Cost?

    The day to day cost involved in keeping a chinchilla is very little however there is a larger initial cost.

    First off is the cost of the chinchilla, which can vary widely depending on where you live and where you get the chinchilla from, and what color you choose.