If you have chinchillas, you’re likely to have other pets too. But do dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils and rats get along with chinchillas? If not, why not?
Chinchillas are exotic pets. So, if you’re a new owner, don’t assume that your chinchilla will be easy to care for. It’s certainly not like caring for other pets!
Chinchillas don’t bathe in water, they bathe in dust. But is bathing necessary? Or is it just to keep your chinchilla’s fur clean and comfortable?
The moment you Google the word ‘chinchilla’, you’re bombarded with garbage websites telling you chinchillas hate water, and that they’ll die if they come within fifty feet of the stuff. Although that’s not true, it does raise the question: what do chinchillas drink, if not water?
A chinchilla’s fur is what makes it unique. To keep that fur in top condition, you’d assume that they shed. But do they shed like other animals do, or differently?