Chinchillas: A Suitable Pet

Grace C., Opinion: Animals

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Are you interested in a pet Chinchilla? I think Chinchillas are suitable pets if you understand the conditions that come with them. Chinchillas are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and run around at night. They also have the softest fur in the world. In order to keep this fur healthy and clean, you have to give your chinchilla a dust bath. Chinchillas originate from the Andes Mountains, so they bathe in volcanic ash. Chinchillas (Chins) are naturally curious. They will get into almost everything. Lie down with a book while your chin is running around, he will get curious, and probably jump up and start reading with you. Also, they are expert chewers. They need a chew stick or toy daily because they have teeth like beavers. They will grow constantly. In the Andes, Chinchillas live in groups, so most times it is best to get your chin a buddy. It is wise to get two that are the same gender, because there will be less barking. If properly taken care of, Chinchillas can live for 20 years or maybe a little more. Finally, Chinchillas have a very jumpy personality. When your chin starts to jump everywhere, he is in a cheerful mood. This happiness is called popcorning. Is this the right pet for you? If you are okay with these conditions, Chinchillas will make a wonderful family pet for you!genetics_recessive_gene

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