A chinchilla is by nature a timid creature, but with plenty of gentle handling yours will make a wonderful, lively and inquisitive pet. Chinchillas are largely nocturnal, but become active during the evening and through the night – perfect for when owners get back from work or school. Very young children and chinchillas, however, aren’t always a good partnership as the animals are very sensitive to rough handling and are not particularly good at sitting still to be petted. To stay happy and healthy, your chinchilla must have proper handling, housing and food. You’ll find the best way to provide all three in the following section so your pet can live a long and rewarding life – which can last between ten and fifteen years!


Feeding Taming & Handling Exercise & Play Cleaning Health Did You Know?