Chinchilla Behavior

Chinchillas are affectionate, intelligent, playful animals that bond quickly with their owners. They are very active and love to play. Chinchillas also love to take dust baths—necessary to counterbalance naturally oily skin and maintain beautiful soft fur. Make sure to use lava dust specifically made for chinchillas.

Some of your pet’s behaviors can seem strange. You might notice your chinchilla eating their own droppings, for example. This is a natural behavior essential to their diet because it provides extra nutrition.