MEET THE CHINCHILLA
Chinchillas are rodents native to the Andes mountains in South America. They are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. They are high energy and extremely sensitive animals. Chinchillas make great pets but only for those who are willing to put in the time, interest, energy and money to create the proper habitat and life for these special creatures.
15 - 20 years
Good With Kids
Time Needed Outside Cage
Human Interaction Needs
One chinchilla: 5 - 6 cubic ft
Two chinchillas: 10 - 12 cubic ft
Three chinchillas: 15 - 24 cubic ft
- Wire floors must be covered (we recommend fleece)
- No wire wheels
- Wheels must be at least 12”
- No wood bedding of any kind
- Bar spacing must be no bigger than 1/2” to 1”. Chinchillas like to bounce of the walls and this will help make sure their feet/legs don’t get caught.
Variety of chew toys (wood, lava, cardboard)
Hide (preferably wood)