Okies, Ive owned a Chinchilla since monday (A Hair raiseing expreence it has been!) I've been reading alotta stuff about chinchillas, I know that they are complicated! good feed, fresh hay, running room, and No balls.
But.. I got Ransom from the Humane Society, I was actualy looking for one when the local Country station said that he was their. I took a littel of Fenagling to get him since We dont take our dogs to the vets except for Rabies (The Vets arround here have killed our dogs and Cats before, and generaly Harm more then help) But we got Him! I was looking for a Chin Annyways. Well... the people who orignaly had him have him in this Small.... Small...SMALL... Cage.. well it can fit his house in the corner and has a foot of space arround it... I made him a shelf from wood(Not ceder) that he loves and climbs on. The Hummane society dident tell us what food he was eating and only gave us his adoption papers, a Exam paper (By a vet), and a reading on Chinchillas. I havent quiet made friends with him.
Every morning at 6 15 I sit by his cage open the door. and we 'Chat' (Well he climbs on and off my hands) But he wont let me pick him up.. I KNOW chinnies need excersize... Today is my parents pay day and they are going out on a date(With bolth cars!) and so i dont have money nor a car to go get a wheele, besides the fact that it wont FIT in the cage! I got a ball, before i found out that they could die in them (my Guinni pigs used to LOVE it!) I coaxed him in it once and sat in the kitched with him and he just sat their.. I did that for about 10 min while i was cutting bananas to dehydrate for him. So I guess my question is.. How do i get him excersized? He snuck out of his cage once when I was changeing his food early this week. I cornerd him and got him back in before the cats tried to play with him
and thats the most he has really gotten out of the cage. Im doing everything I can, But up here a good cage costs almost $300 I plan on getting him a better cage and all but its not exactly an option right now. Soo anny sudgestions? And Also if their are anyn LITTLE things that new chin owners dont normaly think about can you tell me? I wanna treat my Chin a Great as posible!