Chinchillas rarely blink, so for your pet to keep one or both of its eyes closed is unusual unless it’s sleeping. But as there’s more than one cause of this potential problem, you may not know why it’s doing so.
Every chinchilla owner knows that a chinchilla’s bones are delicate. You may have also heard that the issue specifically relates to the chinchilla’s rib cage. So, do chinchillas have skeletons, and if so, why do their bones break so easily?
Male and female chinchillas look alike, so can be difficult to tell apart. As you must keep chinchillas in pairs or larger groups, it’s essential to know whether your pets are male or female. So how can you tell if a chinchilla is male or female?
Your chinchilla’s weight is vital for its health. Too thin or too heavy, and your chinchilla could get sick, or even die. So, if your chinchilla is losing weight, you have to figure out why as soon as possible.
You need to provide chinchilla enrichment for your pet. Especially important is something for it to chew on, as if you don’t offer anything, your chinchilla will chew its cage bars and damage its teeth. So what should you give it?