Everything for your Chinchilla in the Chinchilla Webshop!
Order everything for your Chinchillas easily and quickly at DRD Rodent Shop ® The Chinchilla Webshop for your Chinchilla!
Are you looking for Chinchilla items and supplies? Then you are at the right place at DRD Knaagdierwinkel ® ! You will find a wide range of Chinchilla items with us, such as Chinchilla food, toys, houses, trays, gnawing material, ground covers and much more.
Chinchillas are very nice rodents. They are social animals that live in groups. They should therefore always be kept together with at least one congener. When choosing the articles, we considered the social character of these animals. Think of spacious houses where they all fit together and toys that allow them to safely enjoy themselves for hours. Also, not all products are safe to use for chinchillas. Chinchillas are real rodents. The products in our chinchilla category have been extensively studied and researched by us and have been found to be safe for chinchillas. In short, our specialization is your advantage! In addition, ordering is always easy and fast in the DRD Chinchilla Webshop.
Chinchillas (Chinchilla lanigera) are cute, gentle animals that need attention. They belong to the guinea pig-like rodents and come from the Andes mountains in South America. They are active in the evening and dusk and prefer to sleep during the day.
Due to their soft thick coat with hair follicle from which more than 50 hairs grow , they look like teddy bears, but nothing could be further from the truth. Although Chinchillas look cuddly, most chinchillas are not. They make great pets, but they are sensitive animals so they should be handled with care and housed properly. To keep them happy and healthy, they need a special diet that is tailored to the nutritional needs of the Chinchilla. The animals also need a lot of freedom of movement to run and jump. So they are not really easy animals to keep.
Two chinchillas need at least one square meter of bottom area. For each extra chinchilla, half a square meter is added. The enclosure must be at least 1.5 meters high. Chinchillas can jump very well and are very agile. The longer the stay, the better! It is also important to offer the possibility to jump with platforms at different heights. However, there should not be too great height differences. Maintain about 50 cm as the maximum height difference. There must be a shelter in the cage for each animal.
Chinchillas are real rodents, so it is important to have a gnaw-proof cage. The cage should absolutely not be in a draft and the ambient temperature should be between 17 and 25 degrees. Chinchillas are very resistant to heat. In addition, the cage should be in a place where it is quiet during the day. The animals are active at night and sleep during the day. The chinchillas should have the option of taking a sand bath with special chinchilla sand. The chinchillas need this to take care of their coat. In addition, a food bowl and a water bottle must of course be present.