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  • Superpet Chin Hut

    The Superpet Chin Hut is a pine house that slides together without tools.  While it’s made of thin wood and will require glueing (elmer’s school or nontoxic wood glue will work) to stay together, it’s a great option for those pet owners who don’t have tools to build their own or don’t want to pay […]

  • Superpet Fiddlesticks Large

    Superpet Tropical Fiddlesticks in the large size is a very versatile product.  Basically they are long round sticks of wood connected by a thick wires running through them so they can be bent into lost of shapes.  I’ve used them to cover part of the wire floor, or roll them into a tunnel, or arch […]

  • Superpet Chew Proof Water Bottle

    The Superpet Chew Proof Water Bottle is a glass bottle with metal covering it’s plastic cap.  I had an okay experience with these bottles.  I had really liked them at first, the glass is thick and has a flat side so it sits tight to the cage and it’s great that the chins can chew […]

  • Lixit Quick Fill Bottle

    The Lixit Quick Fill Water Bottle is my current favorite water bottle for chinchillas.  When my chinchillas moved to the basement, I suddenly acquired a dropping problem and  as you can guess glass water bottles and cement don’t mix.  I had a previous bottle I liked called the Edstrom Water Buddy that had been long […]

  • Lixit Chew Proof Glass Water Bottle

    If you are having problems with your chinchilla chewing holes in the water bottle, a glass water bottle is the solution!  Glass water bottles are easy to clean and are dishwasher safe.  The Lixit Chew Proof Glass Water Bottle is my preferred glass bottle.  It is easy to screw the top on and off, as […]

  • 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 […]