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?
Cuttlebones are common cage toys people give to their pets. But what are they for? What even are cuttlebones, and why would your chinchilla need anything from a deep-sea creature it has categorically never encountered in the wild?!
Everybody poops (including your chinchilla). But how much do chinchillas poop? Do they poop on you, and is it disgusting like that of other pets?
Chinchillas take dust baths, not water baths, although it is possible to bathe a chinchilla in water if you know what you’re doing. But how can you, and why would you ever need to?
Lavender has a great reputation as a helpful herb. But would either its raw form, or lavender essential oil, be good for chinchillas? And if so, or if not, why?