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Old 13-03-2017, 03:48 PM   #1
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Any brothers or sisters keeping Chincilla as pets?

Do they need aircon or 24hrs fan will do?


What are the things to look out for?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 13-03-2017, 04:02 PM   #2
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air con a bonus.. but not necessary..

things to take note: their fur can be all over the room

i got 1 kept for about a year in a big metal cage. i let it roam ard the room for 15 mins a day. i have aircon in room. but i dun on it all the time. only when i sleep and i off it ard 4am.
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Old 13-03-2017, 04:14 PM   #3
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air con a bonus.. but not necessary..

things to take note: their fur can be all over the room

i got 1 kept for about a year in a big metal cage. i let it roam ard the room for 15 mins a day. i have aircon in room. but i dun on it all the time. only when i sleep and i off it ard 4am.
Thanks! so it does shed a lot of fur? Is the poo and urine smelly?

What about diet? Other than hay and pellets , can we feed it fresh fruits?
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Old 14-03-2017, 09:51 AM   #4
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well I also keep before .
they are pretty fragile. but smart.

they are smell-less generally w good upkeeping.
urine bowl clear every 1-2 days. poo u can clear it... so not really smell.
likely the hay smell is stronger .

they need sand bath about every alternate day. or at least worst case once a week min.

u will need a huge cage for it to jump and run around. huge as in at least if u can get a metre tall cage
a big abv 35cm wheel to run if u dun intend to make the room for it.

hay unlimited and pellets about 1-2 soup spoon daily
sweet treats can once or twice a week max. they can live without ...
but its a good tool to make them learn tricks.

AC is good ... but at least a fan 24/7 and out of sunlight room....
hot months literally on ac thruout the day. when u feel hot , they will too and worst.

ur most problem is not just fur they shed, althought u need to comb them urself. the dust from the bathes. and ur room will be sandy. its normal unless u mop every other day.

they are cute and fun and will learn tricks when taught well.
they will only close to u after like a few mths as they are more scare than u ... need patience.

if u family is allergic to dust , is a not so good ideal.

u can go FB find "Singapore Chinchilla Lovers" group and join to ask more.
a lot of experience pple ard and they are friendly.
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Old 14-03-2017, 09:57 AM   #5
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Ooo cooling house those metal house is a must in sg weather unless u AC all the way. Everyday 15-20 play interactive time is good. And they will bite when they dun know u well. Do not try to man handle it... Let it learn to come to u .... Same as u also dun want ur spouse to do to u

The dust bath u can just put outside cage ..They see they will chiong to it. And self settle.
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Old 14-03-2017, 08:08 PM   #6
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mine is pee pan trained from day one. it only pee on the pan with bedding. i change it once a week. oh accident happens. it might pee on other place.

yes dust is a problem for some. i only give dust bath once every few weeks..
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Thanks bro,

could you share some photo of your cage setup?

Thanks.
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