If you’ve run out of hay and pellets, and you need something to feed your chinchilla, you may want to give it bread. You no doubt have some in your kitchen, and it’s not a million miles away from hay—since it’s made from wheat. But is it suitable or not?
Pet stores are where you buy pets—obviously. But is it a good idea, or is it even ethically questionable to support them? Or is that sensationalized thinking?
If your male chinchilla is in pain and is checking its genitals frequently, a hair ring may have formed around its penis. But what is hair ring, and how can you prevent/fix it?
Chinchillas are natural born chewers, which is something you need to know before you let yours out of its cage. But do they chew wires and cables? And if so, why?
If you’re a new owner, you may want to feed your chinchilla lots of fruit and vegetables. After all, they’re a healthy food choice for us—but are they good for chinchillas?