Chinchillas are exotic pets, and exotic pets have distinct care needs. Take bathing, for example: other pets bathe in water, but chinchillas bathe in dust. And while other pets need a varied diet, chinchillas live most of their lives eating nothing but hay.

We understand that this is confusing for a new owner… We’ve been there ourselves! That’s why our guides below cover all aspects of care, from bathing chinchillas to taking care of chinchilla kits, recognizing the signs of stress, travelling with chinchillas and more. All you have to do is click on one of the guides below that interests you to read more about it. And if you’d like even more tips and tricks, click on the numbered tabs below to see even more pages!