Chinchillas are very smart, and very clean. They like to have a dish in their cage that they use as a pee toilet. Not one of those litter box corners, because they like to keep their fur clean, but a ceramic dish they can sit on like a toilet. They also prefer those rabbit cages with the metal floor so their poop fall through to the tray below.
It's best if you get a baby because otherwise they can be rather skitterish. Males love to hump everything... including your arm... so get him a stuffed toy waifu :)
They are so much work. If you dont have an hour every night to devote to letting them out of their cage then dont get one. If you're convinced that you can, you should get two, they like to have companions.
I have a chinchilla OP, what do you want to know? Also you really should get 2 unless you're NEET and planning on spending many hours a day with it. You will still have to give them floor time for at least an hour a day, though.
>>2059303 This is not a good idea. Their feet are sensitive and can't stand on bars like that for long periods of time, and their feet are tiny and can slip through.
Their poop is the worst smell as far as herbivore pets I've ever seen. Usually herbivore shit doesn't smell too bad, but chinchilla shit smells awful. It was so bad I thought something was wrong with him
They live in a very cold, dry environment at high altitude. You'd have to keep his cage nice and cold all year around. Plus I heard at a pet shop I go to they bathe by rolling around in very fine dirt you'd probably have to pay a fortune for.
Very high maintenance and fragile pets. Look into rats or Guinea pigs instead. They can enjoy being handled and are much hardier/cheaper to keep happy.
If you're still interested in chinchillas, read up. A good rule for new pets is that you should plan AT THE VERY LEAST a month in advance - read everything you can about them. What do they eat? Are they social? What conditions should I keep them in? How long do they live? Do they like being handled? Only when you know enough to not see any new general info on care guides should you consider buying it. Most exotics are fragile as hell and you can't depend on pet stores to give you proper advice or even safe containment. Remember, those fucks sell half-gallon fish bowls to the general public! They don't give a damn about the animal's wellbeing as long as you buy it.
>>2059357 My chinchilla was essentially odorless... I'm >>2059303 and he was really clean all the time. He preferred the wire bottom cage because it kept him away from his poop. He also would pee in his food dish until I gave him a separate dish to pee in (his toilet). I thought that was strange since you'd think he'd be happy the pee went through the bars too, but nope, he wanted a toilet. His poop was like tiny guinea-pig poop. Not smelly, but he could poop a mountain. I fed him fresh grass from the back-yard. Maybe that's better for them than store bought grass pellets?
Thread replies: 15 Thread images: 3
Thread DB ID: 522215
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at email@example.com with the post's information.