Chinchillas are small active rodents that are native to the Andes Mountains. These little animals are slightly bigger than that of squirrel and slightly larger to that of rabbits. They are active at night than in the morning. These cute animals are used as pets in many places.
The chinchillas are social animals and they should be kept in the interacting places. They should be handled with care, than the other rodents, chinchillas require less care for their growth. These pets are usually housed in specially designed cages or within small rooms.
Chinchilla With Dog
Dogs are common pet animals that are found mostly in many houses. This is because dogs are thankful and they safeguard the owner’s house during the night. Many owners of chinchilla have a common question that ‘can they have chinchilla with dogs?’ the answer is yes, the chinchillas can be grown in the houses with dogs, but these little ones should be kept safe. This is because some dogs act as their enemies and they kill chinchillas during insecure conditions.
To have a dog along with chins is totally a risk. The owner should place the dog completely away from the chins so that they can safeguard both the animals easily.To safeguard the chinchillas from dogs, certain steps should be followed, they are listed below.
Step 1: Keep the chinchilla in a room where dogs do not interfere.
Step 2: The cages of the chinchillas should be checked regularly; any damage in the cages of the chinchillas should be checked and replaced.
Step 3: The cages should have very few spaces between two lines because, with bigger spaces, the dog may attack the chins and harm them.
Step 4: Keep the chins safely in a calm environment because they love to play in the calm environment than in the noisy environment.
Step 5: Keep the dog entirely out of the room where chinchilla is housed, because the barking sound of the dog will affect the chinchilla.
Other than this, the chinchillas can be kept in the houses where the chinchillas and dogs can be made good friends. This can be done easily with some steps. They are listed below.
Step 1: Take the dog near to the residence area of the chinchilla.
Step 2: Tie the dog tightly near the chinchilla’s cage and monitor the behavior of the dog.
Step 3: If the dog starts barking at the chinchilla, rub the stomach and make your dog calm.
Step 4: Be near your dog and try to interact yourself with the chin.
Step 5: Slowly remove the chin from the cage and try to interact the chin with the dog.
Step 6: It the dog starts interacting and playing with the chin, and then having dogs in the houses with chins is not a problem. Else the owner should move chins to a safer place away from the dogs.
The dogs may take time to become friendly with the chins, for convenience repeat the above steps for many days until your chins feel comfortable with the dogs.
The best time to interact the dogs with chins is when the dogs are in the puppy stage. Puppies treat all the other animals in a friendly manner and growing puppy along with chins will increase their friendship.
These are the various steps that should be followed to have chins and dogs in the same house.
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