In Part 1 of this article, we talked about how to choose a pet chinchilla, and how best to house him. In this section, we will discuss the proper ways to make sure your new friend stays healthy. It's up to you, the owner and caretaker, to ensure that your pet is well cared-for. Here, I will give you the information you need to do so.
Chinchillas are gaining in popularity as pets across the globe, and while most chinchilla owners are responsible and educated about their pets, there are some who are sadly lacking in knowledge about these sweet, wonderful creatures. Ignorance of their special needs can result in the injury or death of the animals. With this two-part article, I hope to keep that from happening to someone's beloved companion. Part One will address the selection of a chinchilla as a pet, and how to prepare his new home; Part Two will cover important feeding and health issues.