Not your ordinary chinchilla cage.
Our Chinchilla Mansion is made with a chinchilla's needs & Safety in mind. Wooden shelves, no plastic, and 100% safe for your animal.
Our mansion is 30" wide x 24"deep and is available in heights of 24", 36" and 48" tall. It is made of super sturdy 1" x 1" wire.
The Chinchilla Mansion includes four replaceable, movable solid pine shelves (two 24" and two 30").
It offers a full opening top with a 12" x 14" door on the upper part of the cage, and a large 12" x 18" door below. Both doors are secured with safety-trimmed metal door guards.
The bottom of the cage is equipped with a 1-1/2" tall powder-coated slide-out tray. The wire floor panel below the tray is made of 1/2" x 1/2" wire. When the tray is removed for cleaning our sheet metal flap keeps your chinchilla from escaping.
The cage has plenty of floor space and shelf space for water bottle, food bowls, and any other accessories you can find.
Chinchilla Mansion Assembly:
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With the Deluxe Bundle, everything you need is included.
In addition to the four solid pine shelves, you will also receive the following:
With the Starter Bundle, everything you need is included.
In addition to the four solid pine shelves, you will also receive the following:
Chinchillas are not graceful when it comes to creating a mess in their cage, but it's also dangerous to keep a dirty cage for too long. So we have put together some ideas on how best to clean those cages and keep your chinchilla safe and happy.
We asked our community of chinchilla owners and lovers online this question asking for advice,
"What are the best methods for cleaning a chinchilla cage."
Their responses were all similar, but some answered with unique advice to share.
Here's what they said:
Sweep and lightly clean daily.
Owning chinchillas is not an easy task, it takes commitment and a lifestyle agreement in order to fully take care and appreciate the amazing capabilities of these little fluff balls. A lot of the commitment toward these animals is ensuring their cage is kept clean daily, and deep cleaned weekly.
According to many chinchilla owners every day the cage needs to be swept or vacuumed. Some owners have lined their cage bottoms with tile flooring to make this sweep or vacuum easier each day. As we mentioned in our Travel Advice article using tile can also help keep your chinchilla cool and it is a lot better than having a grid floor which can harm your chinchilla's hands and feet.
Deep clean weekly.
Chinchillas need daily spot cleans, and weekly deep cage cleans. Many owners use fleece liners in their cage so they can vacuum with a shop vac to remove hay and poops, then they put the liners and any other fleece items (anti pill fleece are a safe fabric) in the washer with warm water and a cup of vinegar. The shelves and any toss toys (if peed on) should get sprayed with a 50/50 vinegar/water mix and wiped down.
It's also a good idea to make sure you have either another cage that you can have your chinchilla Chin-chillin' in while you deep clean their primary cage, or have a safe play area in your home where they can safely play while you clean.
***For a further break down of cleaning products read our Cage Cleaning article.
Unfortunately this type of care is beyond the physical capability of some owners, if this is the case then it may be a good idea to consider if you want to physically provide this for them, as it is very essential to their care. But if you can't provide them the care they need it would be the responsible thing to do to consider finding them a home where someone can. Or do not pursue owning a chinchilla.
It's important to note that it's very dangerous to neglect and leave chinchillas in a dirty cage for too long. There have been stories of rescued rodents who have had burns and infections on their tail and feet from sitting in dirty cages soaked in their own urine.
Caring for these small creatures can be very rewarding and they are worth all the love in the world. But it's not easy and that is why there are communities out there to help educate and assist anyone who is willing to learn. If you or anyone you know is looking for help please reach out to us and we will point you in the right direction.
What types of cages are best for Chinchillas?
When it comes to providing the best for your chinchilla, it's always important to know what types of cages are the right fit for your little chinchilla(s). As one of the leaders in creators of chinchilla cages we know a thing or two about what is best for a chinchilla's home.
There are many options, but the best option is what's best for your chinchilla. As their caretakers, it is up to us to provide the safest environment for our pets. So what is best for chinchillas?
Our Chinchilla Condo is 30" x 24" x 24" and is our recommended minimum size for a single adult chinchilla.
What to look for in a cage.
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 items, 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".
Whichever size you do choose for your chinchilla the cage should provide plenty of space for at least two pets to roam and jump around. However, the bigger the cage you get it can also accommodate more toys. Having sufficient space for toys allows your pets to acquire their daily dose of fun exercise, which is an effective method to prevent obesity and other health issues.
Some say that the cage should be as tall as possible, as these critters are mountain natives and would love to jump and climb. A multi-level cage complete with perches, platforms, and ramps is ideal for chinchillas. But keep in consideration the safety factor. We hate to hear stories of chinchillas who have been injured from falling.
Due to chinchillas' amazing acrobatic behavior, it is important that you choose a chinchilla cage made with heavy-duty materials to withstand the countless stunts your energetic pets will surely perform inside. We suggest a wire cage as the best option as it provides the best durability throughout the entire cage.
We also suggest that the base of your cage should be solid, not wired. Wire grates are convenient for cleaning but are hard on your pets’ feet. A solid surface, on the other hand, guarantees your pets’ safety as there is no gap where their feet could slip through and get injured. Choose a cage with a base tray that you can line with fleece, wood shavings, etc. All of our cages are created with a bottom tray that is 1-1/2" tall powder-coated slide-out tray. The floor panel below the tray is made of 1/2" x 1/2" wire. When the tray is removed for cleaning our sheet metal flap keeps your chinchilla from escaping.
As we will continue to suggest, there should be no plastic parts or accessories inside the cage including toys, food bowls, wheels, etc. Chinchillas are notorious chewers and any amount of plastic is detrimental to your pets’ health. This is why our base try is metal. If you have to use a plastic tray make sure it is heavy-duty, chew-proof ABS plastic covered with fabric or plenty of loose bedding.
It is also important to note that the cage should be free of any galvanized coating and lead paint, which is hazardous to your pet when ingested. It's best to go with a powder-coated metal cage, instead. Besides its cost, it guarantees your pets’ health. Check out our powder coat safety article is you're unsure about powder coating.
Ramps and ledges need to be made out of safe to chew on woods, no plastic. All our wooden components in the cage are made out of kiln dried Pine. Check out the list of safe woods we have made in case you find a ledge or other wooden product for your chinchilla's cage.
Don’t forget that these little guys are covered with a thick fur that makes them look a lot bigger than they actually are. If the space between the cage's bars allows your pets to squeeze their heads out, then the rest of their body can follow. A good rule of thumb is picking out a chinchilla cage with no more than 1” of bar spacing. Less spacing is always fine, but all our cages are made out of 1"x1" wire and our chinchillas have yet to Houdini out of the cage.
Chinchilla cages need to have lots of ventilation. It should have maximum visibility and accessibility that makes interacting with your chinchilla hassle-free. It is not appropriate to keep chinchillas in a fish tank or other caging that prevents proper airflow. Their cage needs to provide efficient air flow to prevent heat stroke among your pets especially if you live in a humid area. Remember that chinchillas have dense coats that easily retain moisture and thus, expose them to fungal infections. 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.
It's also best to ensure the cage has large door openings that make it easy to clean the cage and it's helpful for putting in other ramps.
Ease of Cleaning
One benefit of selecting a rather large cage with large door openings is the ability to clean it with ease. The larger the footprint of the cage base the more your pets can poop and not be stuck rolling around a small concentrated soiled area. All our cages come equipped with a 1-1/2" tall powder-coated slide-out tray. When the tray is removed for cleaning our sheet metal flap keeps your chinchilla from escaping. This helps if you're going to be cleaning weekly.
We provide an array of sizes for both your budget and the needs of your chinchillas. Our mansion that is featured at the top stands at 48" tall, while our townhome goes up to 36" tall. For a travel size cage that is also collapsible it stands at 24" tall.
Whatever size you decide to go with, or if you get multiple cages for different occasions, make sure you're also getting the right size accessories
Amazing quality and very simple to put together! Such a perfect investment for my chinchilla and she absolutely loves it, definitely recommend for anyone looking for a well crafted enclosure. Even during the wait while they were making the cage, the updates via email were timely and very helpful. Will absolutely be buying from QCC anytime i need quality supplies in the future:)
My chinchillas are usually nervous about new stuff but they have loved exploring and running around this mansion! They're so happy and everything is great quality. It was easy to assemble too. I'm very impressed. Thank you!
They love hopping on top of the wheel instead of getting in it but I'm sure they'll figure it out haha
This purple mansion for my chinchillas is absolutely beautiful and they love it! It was definitely worth the wait!!!
These cages are wonderful. I bought 3 of them for my birds and am using them now. I used to buy Quality cages for my birds back in the 90’s. Great cages.
Even though it did feel like it took along time, it was definitely worth the wait. Easy cage setup and honestly is light weight for how big it is. Enjoyed how I recieved updates on my order so I didn't feel left out once i put the order in. Overall enjoyed how the products all came out.
I got my first quality cage when I adopted a chin from a neighbor. It was the deluxe mansion model. I have owned two since then (I still have the original as well). The cages are super easy to set up and move for cleaning and have plenty of space for two chins. The extra ledges and guards ensure your chins will have plenty of playing options.
This cage is well built and so nice! Every detail! My two girls are so happy with their new home!
Plenty of room for her to jump around. Aside from the low sides of the cage, which makes the area around it a bit messier than the last cage I've used this is a great cage. I have the guards, but they only stop so much. Besides some extra cleaning, best cage I've gotten so far.
When my cage came in (I ordered of the the kits) when I was putting it together I noticed that I didn’t get half of my order. I admittedly sent an email explaining the situation and with the help of their amazing customer service I was able to get the rest of my order in just a week. Other than that I have no complaints. The cage is very well made and easy to put together. I absolutely love the doors and pull out drawer they make it easy to clean. Since everything is metal or wood I don’t have to worry about my chin chewing on anything harmful to her. I’m so amazed and very pleased with my order I plan to order new things in the future for my Chinchilla!!! Definitely worth the 2 months given I ordered it around the busy holiday season. For a first time chinchilla owner this makes everything so much easier.
I purchased this cage after reading several recommendations online. The materials are solid and strong, and setup was fairly simple with instructions. Once set up it is easy to clean the substrate with the bottom slid out panel. It’s also very handy to be able to lift the lid as well as having 2 doors on the front panel. This provides easy access to all areas of the enclosure and also securely closes.
Overall this is the premium enclosure I was looking for to provide my 2 chinchillas with their ideal home. They have displayed much more energetic behavior now that they have so much room to move around and are able to exercise on the chinspin.