Chinchillas are native to Chile and Peru. In the wild they live in groups so whilst in captivity they are best to be kept with other chinchillas.
They weigh around 1 to 1.5 pounds and can be up to a foot long. They have rounded ears and eyes on either side of a broad head. Their fur is very dense, soft, and pleasant to touch. The fur is often grey, but can be beige, tan, black or white. Chinchillas can live as long as 20 years.
Chinchillas can make wonderful pets for the right family. They are smart, inquisitive, and loving animals. They are active, vocal, and entertaining to watch. Since they can live up to 20 years they can be long time companions.
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It is best to avoid the most commercial chinchilla treats such as stick seed treats and sugary ‘yogurt’ drops and grains as these are high in fat. Too many treats can cause many health issues like diarrhoea, and more serious, can lead to premature death like bloating, severe digestive distress, seizures, impactions, tooth decay, malocclusion, pancreatitis, liver damage. Many chinchilla treats can lead also, as chinchillas are selective feeders, to the point where they will consume less of their basic food, as they will wait for the treats, and this will result to weight loss and malnutrition. Finally, remember how small a chinchilla’s stomach is! Many treats means less space in stomach for their normal food.
Important Information about Chinchillas
CHINCHILLA UNHEALTHY TREATS TO AVOID ---
Most chinchilla treats sold in pet stores - High in sugar, fats and oils. Bad packing and contains preservatives.
Acid Fruits - Lemons, grapefruit, tomatoes, etc. Chinchillas cannot handle high acidity.
Watery Fruits - Fruits like watermelon are known to give chins diarrhoea.
Vegetables - Except carrot,...