Chinchilla is a cute rodent. It is a very animal. It jumps and runs in the cage. Therefore, it needs a larger cage. The cages have to be very spacious. If it is housed in a smaller cage without running and jumping, the chinchillas will get depressed. A special room with a cool environment has to be provided to your chinchillas. It needs a cool environment. Do not place it in the direct sunlight. It needs a good environment, which is very hygienic. Do not purchase a cheap cage with smaller area. There are special types of cages that are designed for this rodent. Choose the best one to your pet to make it happy. It needs extra space to run and jump inside the cage. The main thing about the cage is, it should be designed in safe and spacious for the pet.
Dimensions of the cage
The cage should be at the size of 24” * 14” * 16”. The house should be constructed with two floors. The chinchillas are very active. Hence, they need many more space to run the cage. It is active in climbing the cage so it needs two levels. The house should be designed with 2 ramps and 2 balconies. If the larger chinchillas family are housing in a cage then the house must consist of 3 floors. Small chinchillas will be squeeze and go out the cage even in the smaller space.
Bedding for a Cage
If you notice any wet in bedding it has to be changed at once. The best bedding has to be made up of wood particles. Shredded papers are also used by some people for bedding. It has to be changed frequently. The cage has to be made for absorbing the moisture from the surface. The materials that are to be used in the cage have to be dry and moisture absorbent.
Furniture of the Cage
The chinchillas are a nocturnal animal. In the day, it needs a separate calm place. The furniture’s in the cage are a container, a water bottle, and a chews. A wooden box or a paper box has to be placed in the cage for your pet to sleep.
If necessary, place the icebox inside the cage to make the chinchillas cool. A chinchilla has ever-growing teeth so for chewing it has some of the non-toxic toys made up of wood.
Cleaning the Cage
The wood shavings cover the floor of the cage. In summer, the cage will start to smell bad. Therefore, to rid out of it you have to clean the cage regularly. At least 3 times a week you have to clean the cage. Hence, chinchilla is an odorless animal the smell does not come from your pet. It comes from the cage in the portions where the chinchilla pees. Wash the cages with hot water so that the algae in the cage will be killed. Keep the washed cage in sunlight to make it dry. Do this cleaning process every two months once.
Construct a cage for your pet with large space. It has to be of two floors with plastic shelves. Spray paint the cage. Have a safety locking hatches for the doors in the cage. So the chinchillas may not squeeze out. Provide a plastic pan. It is useful for bedding. Keep your chinchillas safe and healthy. The cage must be very spacious.