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Should Your Child Take A Pet Chinchilla To School?

If your child asks you if they can take a pet chinchilla to school, please show wisdom and tell them no. There are obvious reasons why. Under no circumstances should a child take a pet chinchilla, or any pet for that matter to school (unless it’s a seeing-eye dog). They […]

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How To Keep Your Chinchilla From Suffering In The Heat

Heat and high humidity are not kind to chinchillas. Their bodies cannot survive grueling heat and high temperatures. Their thickness of their fur is higher than other animals. In fact, they have the highest thickness of fur than any land animal worldwide. It is the thickness of their fur that […]

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How To Keep Chinchilla Coats Healthy

Chinchilla coats have to stay healthy and clean. In order to do that, your pet chinchilla must have dust baths on a regular basis. The dust baths also help to keep their coats silky, shiny and keeps the coats looking thick. Your pet enjoys these types of baths because they […]

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How to Groom Your Chinchilla Properly

Chinchilla dust allows your pet to stay clean. If they were still living in the Andes Mountains, they would have to use volcanic ash to stay clean. Oils and dirt stay in your pet’s coat because of the dust. The dust then causes the oil and dirt to be released […]

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How To Get Your Chinchilla To Trust You

If your chinchilla is not tamed, it may take them a while to get used to you. Just like with human relationships, you will have to earn their trust before they allow you to form a close bond with them. You will have to provide your pet with a lot […]

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How To Find A Good Pet Sitter For Your Chinchilla

When you have an exotic animal such as a chinchilla, because they’re in the exotic animal family, they need special care.  So if you’re going away, you’ll need someone to take care of your pet.  However, it can’t be the same kind of person who can pet sit dogs or […]

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How To Discipline Your Pet Chinchilla

When you want to discipline your chinchilla, you have to be mindful of how you do it.  Please note that they are not responsive when you verbally berate, hit, or smack them in anger.  The physical actions can result in wounds and abscessing.  The physical actions don’t serve a purpose […]

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How To Cure Some Health Problems of Your Pet Chinchilla

As with humans, prevention is the key for your chinchilla to staying healthy and not getting sick.  Even though precautions are taken, sometimes steps are still missed.  It is crucial that your pet’s cage have fresh food and water daily.  Their cage should always be kept clean and their food […]

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