About Chinchillas

Chinchillas are now very popular as pets. However, as with any animal, a good degree of thought should be given as to whether or not a chinchilla is the right pet for you.

I have listed some general pros and cons on chinchilla keeping in various articles on this website (use the site map to locate them), based on my own experiences, but please remember that there are exceptions to every rule!!

You do need to bear in mind that chinchillas can live up to 20 years, are not the most cuddly of pets (in most cases), require a basic diet with not too any treats and need time and effort to keep them in the best of health (as with any pet). If they get sick you also need to consider if you can pay the vets bill (if you can't afford the vet - you can't afford the pet!!!)

Further articles will give you a good insight into the needs of a chinchilla and help you to decide if a chinchilla is the right pet for you!!