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9 intriguing facts about chinchillas

…1. FUR BABIES Chinchillas are famed for their soft, dense fur. In fact, each chinchilla hair follicle has 60 to 90 individual hairs emerging from it, compared to humans, who typically have just one measly hair per follicle. Their luscious coats are…

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Why chinchillas like to chill out

…As far as chinchillas are concerned, everything is out to get them. As prey animals, they have sensitive hearing to detect an approaching enemy and, when they feel under threat, will run for cover. With their beautiful soft fur and gentle ways,…

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How are your chinchillas doing today?

…Unlike dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, chinchillas don’t require a yearly vaccination. This means that many are never taken to the vets for check-ups. That’s why it’s really important to give your chins a weekly health check…

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Bonding with your small pets

…There are cat people and there are dog people – but there are also some who believe that small pets are where it’s at. Whether you cherish your chinchillas, have a passion for bunnies, adore guinea pigs, or have a soft spot for rats,…

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Take a closer look at your pets' diet in 2019: Chinchillas

…The New Year is a time when we all tend to give our diets an overhaul – perhaps by cutting back on sweet and salty snacks and pledging to eat more fruit and veg. It’s also the ideal time to focus on our pets’ diet. We kick off 2019…

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9 common chinchilla complaints

…1. Dental disease Chinchillas have continuously growing teeth. High fibre diets are essential to facilitate the grinding action of the teeth and maintain normal tooth length. At Burgess Pet Care we produce a variety of dietary products that can be…

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