Everything for your Chinchilla in the Chinchilla Webshop!

Are you looking for Chinchilla items and supplies? Then you have come to the right place at DRD Knaagdierwinkel®. You will find a wide range of Chinchilla items, such as Chinchilla food, toys, houses, nesting material, gnawing material, ...
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Order everything for your Chinchillas easily and quickly at DRD Knaagdierwinkel® The Chinchilla Webshop for your Chinchilla!

chinchilla supplies and items for chinchillas Are you looking for Chinchilla items and supplies? Then you have come to the right place at DRD Knaagdierwinkel® ! With us you will find a wide range of Chinchilla items, such as Chinchilla food, toys, houses, platforms, rodent material, ground cover 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 conspecific. When choosing the articles, we considered the social character of these animals. Think of spacious houses where they can all fit together and toys with which they can safely entertain themselves for hours. Also, not just 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 quick and easy 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 twilight and prefer to sleep during the day.

Chinchillas are small, folivorous/herbivorous (herbivorous) mammals and belong to the rodent order. They are mainly active at dusk and at night, very social and live in nature as a family as a pair and their female offspring. Even if they are kept as pets, they should not be left alone. They feel good as a couple or in a group. A chinchilla can live up to 20 years and reaches a body length of approximately 26 cm and a weight of 400 to 600 g.

Chinchillas are native to South America and live in rocky mountain slopes near the coast. Their survival is highly threatened and today only 2 small remnant populations survive in north-central Chile.

The vegetation in their country of origin varies and often shows a desert-like character. They especially prefer dry and sparsely vegetated slopes with loose vegetation consisting of cacti, bromeliads and small shrubs. They make their dens in rock crevices.

Their soft, thick coat with a hair follicle from which more than 50 hairs grow makes them 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 need to be handled gently 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 very easy animals to keep.


chinchilla Two chinchillas need at least one square meter of floor space. For each additional chinchilla, an additional half square meter is added. The enclosure must be at least 1.5 meters high. Chinchillas can jump very well and are very agile. The larger the stay the better! It is also important to offer the opportunity to jump with platforms at different heights. However, there should not be too great height differences. Maintain a maximum height difference of approximately 50 cm. There must be a hiding place 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 do not tolerate heat very well. 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 must have the opportunity to take a sand bath with special chinchilla sand. The chinchillas need this to care for their coat. In addition, there must of course be a food bowl and a water bottle available.

All Chinchilla information at a glance

In the table below we have clearly presented all information about the Chinchilla for you.


LxW together min.

minimum 1m2 ground surface

Ground cover

not dusty and not clumping

Power supply

unlimited low-protein hay and chinchilla food

Nesting material


Stay after approx

Once every 2 to 4 weeks

Running wheel
Diameter min.

46 cm

or hiding place

Depending on group size
At least 1 larger house
Type and purpose

Clogging, gnawing,
exploring, tunnels, jumping

Yes, required
Administer via

Bottle made of gnaw-resistant material

Parasite, worm

No need for preventive treatment,
only for symptoms

Does not easily suffer from skin parasites due to the density of the coat

Way of life
Together or alone

Chinchillas should be kept in pairs at least. Always ask the breeder or shelter for advice.


Sensitive to skin fungus

sensitive digestion, should not eat too much fat, protein and sugars

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