Let’s say you pick your chinchilla up, and notice a slight vibration, or even the feeling of it quivering and shaking from head to toe. Why might it shake? Do chinchillas shake because of fear, the cold, or something else?
Building a bond with a new chinchilla is easier said than done. That’s because they instinctively don’t trust people. You can overcome this by teaching your chinchilla to trust you over time.
One of the best things about chinchillas is that they don’t trigger allergies as easily as other pets. But is it true to say that they’re hypoallergenic? Can they cause asthma attacks, or worse?
Picking up and holding a chinchilla isn’t like handling other kinds of pet. They’re delicate, so you need to learn the proper way to hold a chinchilla for the first time.
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?