DIY Chinchilla Treats

DIY Chinchilla Treats

As a conscientious chin parent, you may be discouraged at the selection of treats at the pet store. Most have inappropriate and dangerous ingredients. Luckily many places online- including us- have a selection of time tested chin treats that are safe to give at the recommended amount! You can even...

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Handling Chinchillas

Handling Chinchillas

Many chinchillas would prefer not to be handled... We're humans and touch is a big thing for us and for our connections. It's important to remember that pets are different from us. For most animals, it's bad news when something larger scoops them up. Chinchillas are especially sensitive to this,...

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Chinchillas and Other Pets

Chinchillas and Other Pets

It's fun to imagine all your critters getting along in perfect harmony. Perhaps you can visualize a scene like that from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective when Jim Carrey's iconic character sings opera-like as his animal friends gather around him from every corner of his apartment. In reality, animals of different...

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Young Chinchilla Care

Young Chinchilla Care

There is nothing like getting a new pet and watching them become a part of your family. Baby animals are highly sought after as new pets but usually come with a different set of challenges than adults do. Just as a puppy will have different considerations than a dog, young...

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Dust Bathing Chinchillas

Dust Bathing Chinchillas

Chinchillas have the densest fur of any land mammal. There can be more than 20,000 hairs per square centimeter of skin! This might seem like a huge grooming task but chinchilla fur actually has pretty simple upkeep. Chinchillas bathe themselves in dust to keep their fur clean. The dust absorbs...

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