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How To Set Up A Home That Your Pet Chinchilla Will Love

When chinchillas are out in the wild, their fur is their protector from the elements. When they are captured and turned into pets, adjustments have to be made in order for them to be comfortable and survive.

If you plan to keep a pet chinchilla in your house, the animal needs to be somewhere where…

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How To Keep Chinchilla Coats Healthy

Chinchilla coats have to stay healthy and clean. In order to do that, your pet chinchilla must have dust baths on a regular basis. The dust baths also help to keep their coats silky, shiny and keeps the coats looking thick. Your pet enjoys these types of baths because they get to roll and flip in th…

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How To Select The Right Vet For Your Chinchilla

When an owner is looking for the right veterinarian for their exotic pet, they want someone who can relate to their pet’s special needs. They must also have the available resources to take care of their pet on an ongoing basis.

Just because they may like exotic animals doesn’t mean that they’re…

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How To Re-home Your Chinchilla

Re-homing your chinchilla is not necessarily a delight to accomplish. However, if you are in a situation where you can no longer properly care for your chinchilla, the best thing to do is to seek out someone who can give it the love and care that they need. It will break your heart to let your pet g…

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How To Keep Your Chinchilla's Cage Safe And Clean

Before you put your pet chinchilla in their cage, it must be cleaned thoroughly. Once they’ve made it their home, you should clean it at least once a week. To keep the cage smelling fresh, you can use baby cornstarch powder or baking soda (preferably the Arm & Hammer brand). It should be sprinkled …

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What You Should Know About Purchasing A Chinchilla

Chinchillas are available for purchase from breeders or pet stores. When you purchase one from either place, you’re probably getting a reputable one. Beware of those who are amateur breeders. They try to sell their chinchillas also, but it’s usually in classified advertisements. Personal preferenc…

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How To Find A Good Pet Sitter For Your Chinchilla

When you have an exotic animal such as a chinchilla, because they’re in the exotic animal family, they need special care. So if you’re going away, you’ll need someone to take care of your pet. However, it can’t be the same kind of person who can pet sit dogs or cats. They have to be someone who …

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The History of the Chinchilla

This exotic animal was named after the Chincha people of the Andes region. The Andes Mountains in South America. Chinchilla actually means “little Chincha”. Back around the close of the 19th century, the animals were known for their thick and soft fur.

There are two types of chinchillas. The chi…

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What You Should Know About Chinchillas And Allergies

Chinchillas are capable of emitting proteins that cause allergies. This can happen through the presence of saliva or urine. They are also known to shed their fur every few months. The hay and dust that come from chinchillas seem to be the biggest factor in people that have allergies. It is not advis…

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Should Your Child Take A Pet Chinchilla To School

If your child asks you if they can take a pet chinchilla to school, please show wisdom and tell them no. There are obvious reasons why. Under no circumstances should a child take a pet chinchilla, or any pet for that matter to school (unless it’s a seeing-eye dog). They should not be stored as pets…