Friday, May 18, 2007

Chinchilla Proofing Your Room

Chinchillas are curious and active creatures. We need time to run outside of our cages for both exercise and stimulation. There are basic guidelines that you need to follow in order to ensure that your chin can run around safely. Here are five quick tips:

  1. Make sure all electrical outlets and cords are secured or put away! This is the easiest way to cook a chinchilla and I highly doubt that's what you want. At least... it better not be! Eeep!
  2. Close off areas you don't want your chinchilla to have access to by closing doors and using sheets of cardboard or other chin-safe materials.
  3. Pick up things off the floor you don't want chewed!
  4. If your room is deemed not safe for chinchilla playtime, a bathroom makes an excellent playroom for a chinchilla. Block off areas such as behind the toilet so your chinchilla can't get stuck and let them hop and run around as their little hearts desire!
  5. To keep us from chewing walls, give us something to chew while outside our cage too! Cardboard, egg cartons, or chin-safe woods work well.
Remember, even chins need to work out these days so don't forget to give your chinchilla the play time they need! Zumi out!

4 comments:

Aaron said...

haha dont forget to block off air conditioners

Jennifer said...

Good info I wrote an article about this on chinchillaplace.com. Have you tried out different chinchilla wheels?

Felix Albutra Jr. said...

Very useful information my friend. This is a great reminder for all chinchilla owners.

Thank you very much. I really appreciate your effort of sharing great info.


Sincerely,
- Roger
chinchilla care

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