Want A Chinchilla As A Pet? Here's Where To
Chinchillas are available for purchase from breeders or pet
stores. When you purchase a Chinchilla from either place, you're probably getting a reputable
one. Beware of those who are novice breeders. They try to sell their chinchillas also, but it's usually
in classified advertisements. Personal preferences decide on whether or not they should buy the pets from
breeders or pet stores.
If you do buy one from a pet store, make sure that facility has a
reputable following. The employees there should be knowledgeable about what you're looking to buy. They
should also be able to offer you tips and suggestions to keep your pet healthy. If you're looking more on the
breeding side, you should get your Chinchilla from a breeder. They will be able to advise you on
the different aspects of breeding, etc.
Buying a chinchilla from a pet store is not without its
risks. It's been noted that some pet stores take chinchillas that can't be bred or the skin can't be
removed. If you are considering one of these pets from the pet store, ask about the breeders and related
sources, along with a history of how the Chinchillas were raised. This way, if they have any problems,
you'll know up front.
Then you can decide whether or not you want to still take on the
task. If you can' insist a breeder in your area, then a pet store is probably your only avail. If you
have to get Chinchillas from the pet store, ask how long have they been in the store's care. If you do
decide to buy one from there, consult with the employees about getting a contingency agreement. This
agreement allows you to return the pet if they don't pass a checkup. You would also get a refund from your
There are other factors to consider before buying a
chinchilla. Make sure your are prepared to take care of the animal. This is something you have to be
committed to and it takes time for them to nurture and develop. Check and make sure that the chinchilla is
healthy. Check out their entire body for any abnormalities. The animal's cage should be clean. If
it isn't, it may mean that it wasn't taken care of properly. The chinchilla may be disturbed and in an
excitable state if it has been paired up with different animals, such as birds or rabbits. This throws off
their system during the day because chinchillas are night owls.
If you do buy a chinchilla, get one that is at least four months
old. Anything younger than three months is not ready to be trained. Make sure the animal is in a cage
that is located in a dry area. They need to be in a place they don't have direct exposure to the sun.
They need to be away from heat and humidity because it can cause them harm. If you find that the chinchilla
has a fearful tendency when you get close to it, it may be a sign of being nervous and scared. It's difficult
to use these type of pets.
It is important that the chinchilla have food, hay and
water. These are essentials that your pet should have in order to stay healthy. Importantly, Chinchilla
should be fed on
Oxbow Western Timothy Hay size: 90 Oz.