In this article, we will be answering the question what do you need for a chinchilla? Chinchillas have seen a steady increase in popularity over the past few years and we have seen more and more people reaching out asking for assistance on what they should be getting for their pets.
Thankfully, we have compiled this article to help as many of our readers who own chinchillas as possible. Our hope is that it will explain the various items that you should have for your chinchilla and why you should get them. We have only chosen products that have an excellent reputation within the chinchilla community that have been tested by other chinchilla owners all over the world.
What Do You Need For A Chinchilla
Although each of these items will be covered in more detail throughout the article, here is a short list of the items we would recommend that any chinchilla picks up to help improve their pets quality of life:-
- A High-Quality Chinchilla Based Food.
- A Suitable Water bottle.
- A Good Chinchilla Dust Bath.
- A Large Suitable Cage.
- A Warm And Comfortable Source Of Bedding.
- A High-Quality Chew For Dental Health.
- Mentually Stimulating Toys.
Not only has it been specifically designed to meet the exact nutritional requirements of a pet chinchilla but it has an excellent reputation amongst the chinchilla owning community. They have left plenty of reviews online that you can read sharing their experiences with this food and their pets.
We recommend that people use a pet water bottle like the Choco Nose Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle. Although not specifically designed for a chinchilla, it works perfectly, simply fill it up with water, attach it to your chinchilla’s cage and leave it for your pet to drink as it pleases. It has a large and established community of small pet owners using it as their go-to water bottle and there are plenty of reviews online left by other chinchilla owners that you can read left by independent pet owners sharing their experiences with the water bottle.
Although there are a whole bunch of dust products on the market, we recommend Oxbow Chinchilla Dust due to it’s high-quality and low price. Additionally, it also has an excellent existing reputation with the chinchilla owning community with plenty of reviews being online that you can read for the product. Just be aware that the process can be a little messy so maybe put a towel down to help minimize mess. The video below shows how simple it can be to give your chinchilla a dust bath.
A Suitable Cage
A chinchilla requires a medium to large cage to give it the room it requires to be healthy both mentally and physically. We always recommend the Midwest Critter Nation Double Unit with Stand as the ideal chinchilla cage. It is large enough to give your pet plenty of room and has plenty of places to add toys to the cage for mental and physical stimulation for your pet.
It has an excellent reputation with the small pet owing community and has a ton of reviews online from third-party, independent pet owners that you can read if you like.
When it comes to bedding we recommend Carefresh Complete Pet Bedding. Again, this small pet bedding is an ideal product no matter where you live and it has an excellent reputation amongst the small pet owning community with there being plenty of reviews of this bedding that you can read if you wish.
Additionally, we would like to add that Carefresh Complete Pet Bedding is over ninety-nine percent dust free meaning they have taken every step possible to reduce the risk of irritation or allergy flare-ups in both you and your pet.
They have proven very popular with both the rabbit and chinchilla owning community and have managed to establish themselves as the number one natural chew product on the market. There are plenty of reviews online from other small animal owners that you can read by clicking here if you like.
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