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thejoyofpepsi said: Hello! I am wanting to adopt or purchase a Chinchilla later on and would like any tips you could throw at me!
I’ll first point you in the direction of our FAQs! This post has your basic chinchilla care information.
The most important thing to know before you adopt a chinchilla is that you’re not getting a cat or a dog. You’re not getting a little cuddly furry buddy to will want to sit in your lap and perch on your shoulder. In fact, a lot of chins HATE to be held. Make sure you’re getting one for the right reasons.
Chins are very sensitive and have a good memory, so you have to put a lot of time and effort into bonding! It can take weeks or months to build a relationship with a new chinchilla.
They do take a lot of work, but chinchillas make great pets! You would be surprised to see how much personality is in such a tiny little fluffball.
If you decide to get a chin, please be sure to find a reputable breeder or rescue in your area!
porcelxine-bones said: I let my chinchilla out in my room instead of my bathroom like usual for the first time and he would NOT stop chewing on everything, how can I get him to stop so I can let him out in my room more frequently? I tell him no but don't scold him or scare him but I'm trying to let him understand the concept
Let me start off by saying you will not be able to stop him from chewing. Chinchillas are chewers and there’s no getting around it. That is why it is important to “chin-proof” a room before letting your chinchilla out for playtimes. Not only can chewing cause a lot of damage to your home, it is extremely dangerous for your chinchilla!! Chewed lamp cords can electrocute and kill your chinchilla. Aside from that, chinchillas do not respond to scolding or training. You cannot alter or prevent certain behaviors. All you can do is account for it and adjust accordingly. That means either continue to let him out in the bathroom (this is a common chin-proof room), or set up a chin-proof play pen where he can still hop around but will not be able to get into anything dangerous.