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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Pet Store Chinchillas

Pet Store Chinchillas

As animal people, we've probably all looked forward to checking out the pet store at some point in our lives. Where else do you get to see a collection of animals that you can actually choose to keep? I can remember begging my mom for a caiman (a crocodilian for...

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Are Chinchillas Good Gifts?

Are Chinchillas Good Gifts?

Tis the Season... With the holidays upon us, some people will rejoice when they discover they a have received a new pet! Others might be daunted by the prospect of caring for something for the next 20 years. It is important to consider many things before giving a living animal...

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