Meet my 1 year old female chinchilla Ellie. She’s a standard, super healthy lines.
Just under a month. She is super sweet and always wants attention or out for playtime.trahana said:What a cutie! I have two elder boys that are both solid black. How long have you had your girl?
They look so beautiful, and so friendly. Mine so far is perfectly fine chilling on my lap and I can scoop her up and lower her from her cage to the floor so far. But not perfectly like your 2 seem to be with you.trahana said:They are Father and Son! I introduced them slowly when the son was still young. I owned his mother but rehomed her when I no longer had time to keep two cages. I didn’t want a third litter of chinchillas to rehome so I had separated the mom and dad. I kept Char char, the son, since he was my buddy.
they do have fights occasionally, but never more then a quick nip. I can’t find any injuries on them but I have seen bloody foot prints on the wooden perch a few times that I can remember. I have read horror stories about people waking up to a dead chinchilla, I think the biggest issue is too small a cage to house a pair. When I built my own cage I stopped hearing the little scuffles at night, so I assume a proper cage is bigger then a pet store carries.
I feed rabbit pellets that are low in oats. Oats aren’t good for their intestines. Sugar isn’t good for them too, so if you feed raisins don’t give to many. I give them different dried fruits as treats but only pieces as big as their nose.
I buy a Timothy or grass hay bale and then seperate it an store it is plastic tubs. Char char has some issues with switching hay where he would gain weight and loss weight radically, so I stopped buying the small hay from pet stores.
If you do get a friend you will need a second cage to house her in while they get to know each other. My breeder says he would place the cages on top of each other or next to to get them friendly. Except squeaking and peeing. Chinchillas don’t require a buddy to be happy, so don’t feel required to get a second chinchilla.