Housing Your Chinchilla
Chinchillas need a safe place that allows enough room to climb, jump, and explore, as well as to escape potential environmental stressors. Chinchillas love to get vertical, so choose a multi-level habitat for these athletic adventurers. Choose a well-constructed habitat with a solid floor and set it up near household activities, but away from drafts. Your chinchilla’s habitat should be outfitted with environmental essentials such as a space to hide (Timothy CLUB Bungalow or Tunnel), a litter box lined with litter and bedding (Pure Comfort bedding layered on top of Eco-Straw litter), some toys, grass hay, a food bowl, and two sources of fresh, clean water.
Dust baths should be offered regularly, but the dust bath house should not be a permanent structure in your chinchilla’s habitat.
The confines of a habitat do not allow enough space for a pet’s exercise needs. All animals benefit from activity and love to move and explore; a play yard allows you to create a safe, secure exercise are for your pet.