Keeping chinchillas as pets can be very rewarding, but you’ll need to have some essential chinchilla supplies on hand. Chewy carries all the best chinchilla supplies, including handy chinchilla products that will make caring for your pets easier and some cool chinchilla accessories that make keeping them more fun.
The first thing you’ll need to get for your chinchillas is a roomy cage, preferably a tall cage with lots of levels for climbing with a solid floor. Chewy carries a range of great enclosures, so finding the perfect chinchilla cage for your needs should be easy. Once you’ve chosen a nice home for your chinchillas, you’ll want to set it up with places for them to drink, eat, sleep, nest and eliminate. Cage-mounted water bottles are the preferred way to give chinchillas water, but you can use bowls for giving water and chinchilla food if you prefer, plus a hay rack to provide a constant supply of hay. Chinchillas also require a dust bath with chinchilla bathing dust in it for hygiene, and an optional small animal litter box setup with chinchilla-safe litter can help you keep the cage a little fresher between deep cleans.
Line your cage with lots of soft paper or non-toxic wood chinchilla bedding for burrowing and nesting, and put a few chinchilla hideouts in there to give your chinchillas a safe place to rest and hide. Chinchillas also love chinchilla toys, especially chewable ones that are good for their teeth, and a solid surface wheel will provide necessary exercise for your active pets.
Chewy carries a range of other supplies you may need from time to time including chinchilla treats, cage cleaning supplies, supplements and chinchilla grooming products. You’ll find a wide selection of everything you need to keep your chinchillas nourished, healthy and playing happily when you shop at Chewy.com. Check out all the great chinchilla supplies we carry and have everything you want shipped right to your door!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What supplies do chinchillas need?
The supplies chinchillas need include a roomy, chew-proof and preferably tall wire cage, a water bottle and tip-proof bowls for drinking and feeding, and at least one hideout or nest box for a feeling of safety. They also need lots of bedding for the bottom of the cage, a pelleted food formulated made especially for chinchillas, a hay rack that’s always full, and occasional small snacks of fresh veggies and fruit. You should put some toys, including chew toys and tasty chew sticks, inside the enclosure along with a solid surface wheel for exercise. Chinchillas also need a dust bath with bathing dust to keep themselves clean and healthy. Finally, a litter box will help you go longer between bedding changes and help reduce odor with regular scooping, but be aware that even litter-trained chinchillas will usually urinate but not defecate inside the box.
How do you take care of chinchillas?
Take care of your chinchillas by setting up a safe, roomy habitat for them with all the essential chinchilla supplies inside. Once you’ve covered basic housing, food, rest, play and elimination needs, try to get your pets used to being handled by going slow and petting them carefully. Chinchillas are naturally active, playful and very smart, but some of them will be more interested in play than snuggling, and they are not appropriate pets for young children. Chinchillas can live solo or in pairs, and they tend to be happy playing in their habitats or exploring in chinchilla-proofed areas without too much attention or fuss. Just cover their basic needs, give them as much interaction as they seem to want, and you should have an easy time caring for them.
How do I set up Autoship on my chinchilla supplies?
Set up Autoship for your chinchilla supplies when you order by simply clicking the Autoship option at checkout. You can set the frequency of your shipments here, too, and change quantities and shipment timing whenever you want on Chewy.com. You can also easily cancel Autoship if your needs should ever change. Never run out of chinchilla food, litter, bedding or bathing dust again when you use Chewy’s Autoship!