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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Chinchilla Tempeture!

I am wanting a chinchilla and i now theyhave to be kept at 72 degrees. What will hapen if they arent.

Could you get some kind of heater to warm them?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 06:55 PM
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72ºF is an upper maximum for a regular, ambient temperature...chins are quite comfortable at 55ºF-70ºF, which is the recommended temperature range to keep them at. Usually, keeping them cool enough is more of a challenge for people in much of the US.

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you can also put a piece of marble flooring in there hidey hut to keep them cool.nothing sharp thou

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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So what is the highest tempeture i can let it get to.
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Low seventies. If you are warm they are too warm.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-29-2011, 06:49 PM
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I will not let mine get Over 75. fans don't work to cool them as chinchillas don't sweat and a marble slab can help for a very short period but will not keep them cool all day. You need AC in most places


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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 12:28 PM
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I agree with ABC. I have central air, but in Alabama my AC works nonstop to keep my house at 75 (it's only June and has hit over 100 degrees). They are going into their own room with a window AC as well so I can keep them at 65-68 degrees.


You are probably never going to want to get a heater to warm them. They are not like hedgies that need a heater. 72 degrees isn't a temperature that they have to stay at, it's even better to keep them below that.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 05:01 PM
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Ratchilla, please send some of your heat over this way. The chins are plenty cool in the garage, and I am FREEZING. =o)
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 05:41 PM
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Omg, you don't want it! I have my AC on right now (for the house) set to 75 degrees and it won't go below 78 degrees. My AC has been running day and night because it doesn't hit it's 'desired' number. My electric bill is going to be insane this month.

But, if you take 30 degrees, we both might benefit.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 11:31 PM
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I never used to appreciate the heat, but then I went with my Mom to Arizona four years ago and I've been cold ever since. The temperature was around 90 when we were there.
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