Unlike other tiny creatures, the chinchilla’s lifespan is about fifteen decades. That’s terrific 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 simple as well. You can find a cage for them and use woodchips, as you would like 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 find!
One of the other nice aspects about pet chinchillas is how they sleep during the day, which makes 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 may be housetrained, too, even though it might be difficult, so watch them if they’re out of their residence. They are excellent pets for apartments that don’t allow bigger animals, too.
Your chinchilla likes to have hiding places in its house, so provide things such as clay pots for them to maneuver in. They need that nesting box, so be sure their cage is big enough for it. All wood used in a chinchilla’s environment has to be non-treated, because your pet chinchilla is, after all, a rodent. They like to chew!
Chinchillas are generally clean animals, but they do require some grooming in the form 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. Make certain to follow the directions on the label, but it’s quite easy. As for more decorative grooming, you can get exceptional combs at the pet store for your Squirrel Control
When you receive your pet chinchilla, it is best to find a young one, so you have a chance to let your chinchilla get accustomed to being held. They might nip if you scare 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’ll have a loyal pet that will bring you years and years of pleasure. For the young or old, a chinchilla makes a wonderful pet, that’s easy to care for, and will be a friend for quite a long time.