InfolificChinchillas – Infolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:03:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chinchillas are Prone to Heatstroke http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-heatstroke/ Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:19:36 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-heatstroke/ Chinchillas have fur for a reason. In the wild they live in the Andes mountains where it gets cold. Their fur is what keeps them warm. However, domestic chinchillas are prone to over-heating since most people's homes are much warmer than the Andes. The ambient [...]

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Chinchilla Respiratory Problems http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-respiratory-problems/ Sun, 03 Jul 2016 19:13:15 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-respiratory-problems/ Glenna Rogers recently wrote to us about some serious health problems her chinchilla is having. If you happen to have any insight, please respond to this posting. This particular medical problem is over our heads so help if you can. More than a month ago, [...]

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How Much Does a Chinchilla Cost? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/how-much-does-a-chinchilla-cost/ Sun, 12 Jun 2016 16:10:44 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/how-much-does-a-chinchilla-cost/ Pet chinchillas vary in price with much of the cost determined by the chinchilla's color. The rarer or more difficult it is for a particular color, the more expensive the chinchilla will be. And while costs will also vary from breeder to breeder and from [...]

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Chinchilla Pictures http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-pictures/ Tue, 03 May 2016 03:15:17 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-pictures/ Just about every pet owner ends up taking pictures of their chinchilla. And with the increasing popularity of digital cameras, it has become quite easy to do so. There's quite a difference between taking a picture and taking a GOOD picture. Questions about cuteness aside, [...]

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Handling Chinchillas http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/handling-chinchillas/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 01:22:21 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/handling-chinchillas/ Once chinchillas get used to their environment, there will be few instances where you actually must pick them up. Our chinchillas are very good about going into their cage with little prompting. If you can maintain a consistent schedule, you'll find that the chinchillas will [...]

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How Do You Serve Hay To A Chinchilla? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/how-do-you-serve-your-hay/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:48:51 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/how-do-you-serve-your-hay/ Baby.Angel021 asks… I was just wondering what does everyone use to put their hay in? I have heard so many sad stories of chins and hay racks and balls and feeders I'm just wondering what everyone uses and what works. Right now I just put [...]

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Breeding Chinchillas: Quick Facts http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/breeding-chinchillas/ Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:08:32 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/breeding-chinchillas/ Before we dive in to the topic of breeding chinchillas, please be aware that 1) we aren't chinchilla breeders ourselves, and 2) we don't recommend that you engage in such activities unless you really, really know what you're doing. There are plenty of unwanted chinchillas [...]

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Water Bottles and Food Dishes http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-water-bottles-food-dishes/ Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:18:14 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-water-bottles-food-dishes/ Water bottles and food dishes come in all shapes and sizes. We've tried a few, but have now settled on particular models. Lixit Quick Lock Flip Top Water Tank This water bottle is larger than what's needed for a chinchilla. However, we like it because [...]

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Chinchilla Health: Diagnosing Sickness and Other Ailments http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-health/ Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:22:06 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-health/ If the chinchilla is given some good food, stress-free surroundings and lots of love they will typically have a good health. But of course sometimes they will get sick and the sooner you discover the problem the easier it will be to treat it and [...]

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What Should I Do About a Bloody Chinchilla Tail? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/what-should-i-do-about-a-bloody-tail/ Fri, 19 Feb 2016 14:54:28 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/what-should-i-do-about-a-bloody-tail/ We received this note from Trisha about her chinchilla having a bloody tail: I know this doesn't have anything to do with a chinchilla's eyes, ears, nose and mouth. But one of my chinchilla's tail is bleeding and it looks like he might have lost [...]

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How to Adjust to a New Home http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/how-to-adjust-to-a-new-home/ Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:02:47 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/how-to-adjust-to-a-new-home/ One of our readers recently moved and describes the following situation with her chinchilla: We have had our Chinchilla for about 6 months, and when we brought him home everything was normal. We recently moved and now he is making noises at night. The first [...]

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How Can I Tame My Pet Chinchillas and How Long Does It Take? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/tame-my-pet-chinchillas/ Mon, 11 Jan 2016 07:43:26 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/tame-my-pet-chinchillas/ I've recently bought two pet chinchillas, they are adorable. I'd like to try and tame them. They are allowed out to run around for at least two hours every night but getting them back in their cage is a bit of a nightmare. How do [...]

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How Does a Death Affect Chinchillas? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/how-does-a-death-affect-chinchillas/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 04:14:36 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/how-does-a-death-affect-chinchillas/ It's been a bad week for chinchilla pet owners. We received two e-mails about chinchilla deaths. Stephanie writes… I had two chinchillas, but one has just died. I'm not sure how, but I'm wondering how can I help my other chinchilla that is still alive [...]

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Chinchilla Chew Toys http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-chew-toys/ Mon, 14 Dec 2015 03:03:05 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-chew-toys/ Chinchillas need to constantly chew on things to keep their teeth healthy. Might as well have fun doing it, wouldn't you say? Here are some of the chew toys we've tried over the years. Lava Bites Lava Bites are little triangular stones made out of [...]

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Chin-Chiller: Will It Really Cool Your Chinchilla? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chin-chiller-product-review/ Sun, 25 Oct 2015 20:42:50 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chin-chiller-product-review/ We prefer to avoid reviewing an item that we haven't actually owned, but when we read about a product called the Chin-Chiller, we couldn't resist. The description of the chin-chiller indicates that it remains cooler than the ambient temperature and thus provides a way to [...]

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Chinchilla Dust Bath http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-dust-bath/ Sat, 03 Oct 2015 02:29:14 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-dust-bath/ Chinchillas have dense fur. Over time, oils and moisture collect in the fur. In the wild, chinchillas have no way to clean their fur other than to roll around in volcanic ash which acts as an absorbent. Chinchillas do not go into water. Nor should [...]

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Why Does My Chinchilla Have Soft Stool? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/why-does-my-chinchilla-have-soft-stool/ Sun, 09 Aug 2015 18:55:08 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/why-does-my-chinchilla-have-soft-stool/ We had a visitor to this site pose a question about her chinchilla's soft stool. Here's what she wrote: We recently got a pet chinchilla and we are having a lot of fun getting to know him. He seems to be eating ALOT–we feed him [...]

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Chinchilla Basics http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-basics/ Tue, 07 Apr 2015 17:52:47 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-basics/ We often have to describe chinchillas to people we meet when they learn that we have them as pets. The best verbal description we've come up with is that they have the head, face, and ears of Jerry the mouse from Tom and Jerry, the [...]

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Chinchilla Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Mouth Health http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/eyes-ears-nose-and-mouth/ Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:34:31 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/eyes-ears-nose-and-mouth/ Chinchillas are generally energetic creatures. When they are ill, their energy level drops so it is important to watch for this sign. A change in the amount of water and food consumed can also be a sign of illness. Whenever you suspect there may be [...]

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Chinchilla Sounds http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-sounds/ Sat, 07 Feb 2015 06:09:27 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-sounds/ Chinchillas make a variety of sounds. The most common is a “barking” sound that they make to indicate that they're scared and to warn other chinchillas of danger. On occasion, our chinchillas will bark if there's a particularly loud car going by the house or [...]

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Chinchilla Ailments: Symptoms and Causes http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-ailments-symptoms-causes/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:49:54 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-ailments-symptoms-causes/ All health articles aim to provide very basic guides to spotting some of the more common ailments, they are NOT to replace veterinary treatment at the earliest opportunity. Fur Ring Main Symptoms Male may be withdrawn, lethargic and off food. He may be seen to [...]

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Chinchilla Medications and Treatments http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-medications-treatments/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:32:37 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-medications-treatments/ Back in 2002, Azure Chinchillas published the following advice regarding medications and treatments specifically for Chinchillas. The Azure Chinchillas site is gone now, but the content is too good to lose so I'm republishing it here. I have divided this list into sections and have [...]

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Introducing Two Chinchillas http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/introducing-two-chinchillas/ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:41:59 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/introducing-two-chinchillas/ Chinchillas that didn't grow up together may not get along upon first being introduced. This might surprise some people since chinchillas are sociable in the wild. However, all is not lost. It is possible to get two chinchillas used to each other's company. When we [...]

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Chinchillas as Pets http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchillas-as-pets/ Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:21:56 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchillas-as-pets/ If you were to ask a pet chinchilla owner if chinchillas make good pets, you'll probably get an earful of all the care and maintenance they require. Only after getting through a laundry list of items will the owner respond with, “Yes, we think chinchillas [...]

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How Do I Stop My Chinchillas From Barking At Night? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/stop-my-chinchillas-from-barking/ Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:19:21 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/stop-my-chinchillas-from-barking/ My chinchillas start barking at like 2am and wont stop till like 6am. Of course it's off and on but I can't sleep. Infolific's answer: Our chinchillas sometimes bark. It's pretty rare and as long as we spend time with them and let them run [...]

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