Chinchillas have needs like any pet. As the pet’s owner, it’s your job to provide for these needs. But do chinchillas like to play, and do you need to keep them entertained?
All animals need to keep clean. Pet chinchillas are no exception. But how can you wash a chinchilla if their fur can’t get wet?
Chinchillas are incredibly fluffy, and look like cuddly pets. But experienced owners will tell you that they shouldn’t be cuddled and held close. Is that because chinchillas don’t like being handled?
Lots of rodents have cheek pouches, which they store food in for later. This is a clever way of hoarding food so that other animals can’t get it. But what about chinchillas?
A chinchilla’s claws continually grow, so it stands to reason that they could grow too long. If your chinchilla’s claws are too long, they could hurt your pet or make walking difficult. So should you trim them, and if so, how?