A chinchilla condo is 30" x 24" x 24" and is our recommended minimum size for an adult chinchilla.
Your chinchilla’s home is one of the most important things you buy for them. It is their fort; their safe place; their comfort zone. As their caretakers, it is up to us to provide the safest environment for our pets. So what is best for chinchillas?
The Bigger, The Better...Right?
It is difficult to say what an appropriate minimum size cage for a chinchilla is. Nobody has done the study on what size a chinchilla is happier in- most of us assume a larger cage with more room to run around is going to be the best. A larger cage can fit more climbing ledges in it, has room for a wheel, nest box, and other enrichment type item, which provides a more engaging environment for a chinchilla. But it can also be more dangerous. An accidental fall will be worse in a larger cage than in a small one. Though adult chinchillas have very sure footing, young or disabled chinchillas do not. For chinchillas younger than 6 months, we suggest a cage no taller than 24".
The Quality Cage Chinchilla Mansion is 48" tall and can happily house up to 4 adult chins!
Chinchilla cages need to have lots of ventilation. It is not appropriate to keep chinchillas in a fish tank or other caging that prevents proper airflow. Chinchilla cages should be made from metal and chin-safe wood. They need to be constructed with your pet's safety in mind. Any ramps, ledges, or flooring needs to be solid to assure that little paws and legs cannot get trapped or hurt.
Provide a hide like our Chinchilla Nest Box to give your chinchilla her own bedroom in her house! Climbing ledges are fun for your chinchilla- and since you get to watch the acrobatics - they're fun for you too! A Chin Spin is another perfect cage accessory that ensures your chinchilla gets plenty of exercise.
There should be no plastic of any kind accessible to the chinchilla. Plastic can and has killed chinchillas after ingestion.
You've Got Options
We know how special your chinchillas are. We are dedicated to ensuring our cages and all of their accessories are safe for your pets. If you don't see the size or style of chinchilla cage you would like for your pet- let us know! We have customized many cages for concerned owners looking for the perfect home for their special chin.