Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Virginia soon to be Alaska
New to Chinchilla's
I am curious about Chinchilla's. I have two guinea pigs and it seems as if everything i have for them is the same for the chinchilla's. Is caring for a Chinchilla basically the same as caring for a guinea pig for them i need to keep alfalfa hay in the house and i keep the timothy hay here, there pelleted food, the salt lick, the pine bedding, i keep nutri-cal on hand for my ferrets, and dried fruit bits for my sugar gliders for some reason it seems like they would fit in an it wouldn't be an extra expense. I also have a 4 story superpet ferret cage and another ferret cage that is wire that measures 30 w x 30 L x 24 h would that work for the chinchilla it has 2 openings and it has 2 floors and then a little shelf area ?
And would they learn to get along with cats and dogs and ferrets and sugar gliders if they are all raised together. Right now only the cats sleep with me but i have one cat that likes to climb. she tries to get out my screen door. My gliders and ferrets get along as long as they are in there cages but would never have so many animals out at one time. they would all come out in shifts. Would that work..
One of my teachers had a chinchilla as a pet in the early 90's and always though they were cool. And if chinchilla's are listed as exotic pets don't u need a USDA license to sell them like u do for sugar gliders ? That would seem strange but ferrets are exotic or becoming a more domestic pet so they don't need one.