Chinchillas are generally clean pets, but they still need to go to the toilet. Their wee, especially, can get everywhere and is the biggest obstacle to keeping a chinchilla’s cage clean. If you could toilet train your chinchilla it would make life a lot easier!
When animals sleep with their eyes open, it’s equal parts disturbing, fascinating and puzzling. Chinchillas are one such animal, and when you notice them sleeping this way for the first time, it can be shocking.
Chinchilla behavior is difficult to understand unless you know what to expect. One thing you may have noticed is your chinchilla winking at you. But what meaning, if any, does that have?
If your chinchilla is making a noise you don’t recognize, there are lots of things it might mean. Some are good and some are bad. So how can you tell them apart?
Spraying urine is different to normal peeing. The chinchilla stands up and produces a strong stream of urine, and lots of it. But what could possibly explain this unusual and unhygienic behavior?