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ChincillasHabitat, Exercise & Play

Where Chinchillas Like to Live

Chinchillas are quite active and excellent jumpers so will need lots of room to run around their cage. A multi-story wire cage with a solid base is recommended. As they are nocturnal, your Chinchilla will like to retreat during the day, so a house to sleep in is essential.

Cages should be kept indoors, away from direct sunlight, radiators and draughts.

Petmania Chinchilla

Exercise & Play for Chinchillas

Chinchillas require extensive exercise and will require time outside their cage to stretch their legs. They are excellent jumpers, so while they can spend much time out of their cage, they should be supervised at all times. Multi level cages and an exercise wheel are recommended to keep your Chinchilla occupied, but when choosing a wheel, wire wheels should be avoided as they may cause leg injuries.

In addition to lots of exercise, your Chinchilla will chew all the time, so chewing material such as wood blocks, gnaw sticks, toilet paper rolls are essentials in their cage.

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