Chinchillas

Lively & inquisitive, we love chinchillas

A chinchilla is by nature a timid creature, but with plenty of gentle handling yours will make a wonderful, lively and inquisitive pet. Chinchillas are largely nocturnal, but become active during the evening and through the night – perfect for when owners get back from work or school.

Caring for you pet

Caring for your Chinchilla

Chinchillas make great pets for older children and adults. They’re easy to look after, friendly and inquisitive.

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Feeding for you pet

Feeding your Chinchilla

Chinchillas are very sensitive to sugar in the same way humans with diabetes. Sugary foods should be avoided.

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Training for you pet

Training

Chinchilla owners have to earn – and keep – their pet’s trust. It may take weeks for your chinchilla to know you well enough to let you pick him up.

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Foods to avoid

Foods to avoid

We have created a list of foods that should not be fed to Chinchillas. The list includes many common household foods but is by no means exhaustive.

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Housing for you pet

Housing

When it comes to choosing your chinchillas’ cage, your motto should be the bigger – the better. Chinchillas are busy, active, inquisitive animals and they love lots of space to jump and play around in.

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Neutering for you pet

Neutering

If your chinchillas are all male, it’s best to neuter them to avoid aggression.

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