Chinchilla is a rodent animal belonging to the family Chinchilla. It grows as a pet because it is a very clean animal, not specific odors emanating, eats only vegetable feed. A Chinchilla has a bushy tail, mouse ears, can be likened to a cross between rabbit and squirrel.
Chinchilla originated near Peru, Chile, Bolivia, South American Andes, living at an altitude of 2500m, in a rocky area with little vegetation.
Chinchilla in their native, wild environment chinchillas live between 10 and 15 years, but in captivity, their life expectancy increases to between 10 and 20 years.
Three species are chinchilla pet in the house
- Chinchilla langiera
- Chinchilla brevicaudata
- Royal Chinchilla
Chinchillas they are sensitive to noise and stress. They can have different personalities, but typically chinchillas are social animals. They can be affectionate to their owners and are mischievous and intelligent.
Chinchilla pet is generally active at night, but the day may have moments of activity. They are not noisy, are fast, very agile, curious and full of energy.
A chinchilla’s cage needs to be big. The minimum should be around 3 ft x 3 ft, 3 ft and the bigger the better. If you want or have 2 chinchillas, you’re going to need an even bigger cage. Small chinchilla cages can cause serious health and behavioral problems.
Cool. That’s what a chinchilla needs to be. Always have your chinchilla cage in a cool, non-drafty, well-ventilated part of your home. Never allow the area where you cage is to rise above 70 F. Since chinchillas don’t have sweat glands, they overheat, which can lead to heat stroke and even death. Poor chin. You also want to your cage to be in a part that is low in humidity and away from the hustle and bustle of your house. Loud noises scare them
Chinchillas pet has very specialized digestive systems, and as a result, they require a specific type of diet. Understanding the diet, they require is an important part of knowing how to care for chinchillas. They need hay available all the time, but they also need the specialized chinchilla food you can buy at a pet store. Sugar should always be avoided, because these animals are sensitive to it, and obese chinchillas can develop diabetes. Instead of something sweet, give your pet sugar-free Cheerios
Chinchilla water should be changed to 2 days, recommended use clean water from the fountain. If you are using tap water (chlorine) must be kept a day to lose the smell of chlorine.
The space in which we place Chinchilla cage should be cleaned with a temperature between 14-20 degrees C. It is preferable that there should not have air currents or rapid temperature variations. Chinchilla cage must be large enough because the metal and Chinchilla like to chew on and to cling to the walls of the cage. On the bottom of the cage must have a tray that can be removed to allow a quick cleaning.
Chinchilla pet cage must be a sandbox. Chinchilla a bath in this special sand to remove excess sebum. This box is inserted at least 2 times a week and takes 15-30 minutes in the cage.
These little animals make wonderful pets. Chinchilla, they are adorable, wonderfully soft and overflowing with personality. Their antics as they climb and explore can entertain, chinchillas are they are social animals. Chinchilla owners do need to spend some time caring for them, but they are a relatively easy pet to care for.