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chinchillas as pets

Anonymous
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Thinking about getting one for dd . She's going to be 9 next Friday and I have been looking at chinchillas. They seem to be a good starter and with help from me dd could care for one.

Any pros and cons from those who have had them?
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 23, 2014 at 9:56 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM
Anyone?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Skittish and uber delicate. They also live forever, so keep that in mind.
Mjnyce696
by Member on Apr. 23, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Chinchilla's can be alot of work, just make sure you do your research, and know what it takes to take care of them properly.. there are things that need to be done daily..  removing wet bedding and hay... making sure they have dust to roll in... making sure the temperature is just right.. they over heat very easily.. just make sure to research... 

Mjnyce696
by Member on Apr. 23, 2014 at 11:58 PM

http://chinchillacare.org/ 


if someone can make it a clicky for me, I would appreciate it... 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 24, 2014 at 12:09 AM
I have been doing a lot of research. We also own snakes so all the normal day to day monitoring is done anyway

Quoting Mjnyce696:

Chinchilla's can be alot of work, just make sure you do your research, and know what it takes to take care of them properly.. there are things that need to be done daily..  removing wet bedding and hay... making sure they have dust to roll in... making sure the temperature is just right.. they over heat very easily.. just make sure to research... 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 24, 2014 at 12:10 AM
I have already read that whole web page but thanks for the info.

Quoting Mjnyce696:

http://chinchillacare.org/ 

if someone can make it a clicky for me, I would appreciate it... 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM
Yes I have read they have to be well socialized from very young (weeks old) and average life span for a healthy one is 15-20 years. Our snakes are the same way

Quoting Anonymous: Skittish and uber delicate. They also live forever, so keep that in mind.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 24, 2014 at 12:11 AM
Those fuckers bite.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM
Yea as all animals are capable. All the reading I have done has said most who bite are either not happy in their habitat, not socialized properly orare bbeing handled too rough. Many reasons they bite would cause most animals to bite. I understand its a possibility with all animals especially those who are scared or stressed for any reasons

Quoting Anonymous: Those fuckers bite.
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