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  • 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.

  • Handling Your Chinchilla

    Catching your chinchilla

    The easiest and least stressful way to catch your chinchilla is to cheat and use the dust bath-put down the container, when your chinchilla goes in pick up the container 🙂

  • Keep Your Chinchilla Healthy

    Find a veterinarian before you need one; this could save your pet’s life!
    The first thing you need to do to keep your pet chinchilla healthy is to find a qualified chinchilla vet. Not all veterinarians will treat chinchillas and not all that will treat them know a lot about them so chose carefully. Find a veterinarian before you need one as well as a 24hr clinic that will see your pet. You do not want to be scrambling around trying to find one when you have an emergency.

  • Chinchilla Care 101

    History
    Chinchillas are rodents native to the Andes mountains in South America. Their natural climate is dry and cool and they are most active at night. They live among rocks and mountain crevices where they forage on plants.