It‘s not like a Spa, this Chinchilla Bath House, although it sounds like that. It is nothing more than an enclosed house for Chinchillas to bathe. I was writing about Chinchilla Bathing Sand, what it is and why Chinchillas need to bath in sand or dust instead of water.
Well, if your chinchilla likes to bathe in dust you certainly will have a mess after his bath just because all the dust flying around. Did I mention that Chinchillas love to roll around in dust? A Chinchilla Bath House is just made for this purpose. And you know me, it’s even better when it’s made of an all-natural material.
Chinchillas are kind of favorite pets here, I know. I just love these little fluffy guys. They are so cute and endlessly watchable. But they have their requirements to stay healthy and happy. One of these is the need of chinchillas to take daily baths. Not in water but in sand.
So, getting a great chinchilla bathing sand is of first priority for you as chinchilla owner. What are the details you have to look out for and why is chinchilla bathing sand better than chinchilla bathing dust? I have some answers for you.
I now can present my list of the best selling items on Animals Small and Big that people chose and purchased in May 2017.
I invite you to take a look at what has made its entry to the bestseller list of May 2017.
A chin chiller? You might ask: why should I get a chiller stone for my chinchilla? Good question, actually. Well, you need to keep your chinchilla cool when the surrounding temperature gets too high. The comfort zone for chinchillas is between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It really shouldn’t exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. And this is the important point.
Are chinchillas really as sensitive to heat as it sounds? Yes, they are. The danger of overheating is for chinchillas very high. The chins can die from heat stroke very easily. So, what can you do when you live in a climate where it gets really hot?
As a new rabbit pet owner you might be surprised but mats for rabbits actually have two purposes. One: your pet rabbit can rest on it. Two: your little rabbit can chew it until it’s gone.
Some rabbits don’t stop chewing it until its’ gone, others just like to gnaw a little a day and then use it for resting and maybe playing. It really depends on your rabbit and his habits how long their new mat will last. In any case it’s just fun to watch them discover the new mat!
A long time ago I worked for some months in a Chinchilla Breeding Station in Hungary. This station had dozens of chinchilla cages with hundreds of chinchillas. I was fascinated by these rodents with their thick soft fur, but mostly I was amazed about their motion-loving headstrong personalities. In short time I advanced there as chinchilla catcher – because of my fast reactions. Those chinchillas though weren’t pets, you could the the breeding parents even call being wild. But their babies were sold as pets to interested people all over the world.
This is the best situation if you want to get a Chinchilla as pet: getting them as young. When you handle young chinchillas gently and patiently, your chinchilla will bond closely with you.