Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs)
Are Chinchillas suitable for children's pets?
As Chinchillas bones are very fragile and as chinchillas are very fast I do not recommend them as pets for children under 10yrs and even then only under adult supervision.
Are your chinchillas hand tame and cuddly?
Although I handle my chinchillas from birth as a whole they are not 'pick up and cuddle' pets, they prefer being in their cages.
Do chinchillas need exercise in a run like rabbits/guinea pigs?
Having too much exercise can make a chinchilla overheat and poorly so time out of the cage should be limited to a minimum
How long do chinchillas live ?
8-12 years is average but can live to 20+ years
Can chinchillas eat fruit and veg ?
No ! All fruit/veg/nuts/seeds should be avoided