InfolificChinchillas – Infolific http://infolific.com We write. You learn. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:43:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Where to Buy a Chinchilla http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/where-to-get-a-chinchilla/ Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:32:19 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/where-to-get-a-chinchilla/ The healthiest chinchillas will come from professional breeders that are involved in shows. This stands to reason since these people are aiming to win prizes. Even their castaways are going to be strong and healthy. However, there may not be any professional chinchilla breeders in [...]

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Chinchilla Bath House http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-bath-house/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:16:55 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-bath-house/ In another article we discussed the need to allow your chinchilla to bathe. However, we didn't mention specifics on dust bath options which we'll do here. Super Pet Chinchilla Bath House The first bath house that we purchased was from Super Pet (see image below). [...]

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Fighting Chinchillas Need Help http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/fighting-chinchillas-need-help/ Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:52:20 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/fighting-chinchillas-need-help/ barbackz asks I bought two new more beautiful chinchillas: one male ebony and one female mosaic. The male is 10 weeks old and is being housed with my 9 month old Gizmo. The cage is rather large since I built it that way. My problem [...]

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How Do You Keep a Chinchilla Cage Clean? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/keep-a-chinchilla-cage-clean/ Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:44:36 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/keep-a-chinchilla-cage-clean/ I am getting a chinchilla and I want to keep its cage as clean as possible so how often do I have to change the litter and do I have to scoop soiled areas daily? I am thinking about wiping down the levels of my [...]

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Chinchilla Chew Toys http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-chew-toys/ Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:39:29 +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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What Should I Do About a Bloody Chinchilla Tail? http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/what-should-i-do-about-a-bloody-tail/ Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:14:32 +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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Chinchilla Breeders http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-breeders/ Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:07:21 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-breeders/ We're often asked if we know of any chinchilla breeders in such and such an area. Generally, our answer is, “no.” We're just pet owners and aren't really part of the world of raising chinchillas in large numbers. However, we recognize that finding a list [...]

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Chinchilla Treats http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-treats/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:26:32 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-treats/ A varied diet is important to maintain the health of your chinchilla. Treats also provide a way to build trust. While raisins are clearly favored by our chinchillas, we also try other products to provide variety and balance. Carrot Cake Treats These treats currently rank [...]

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Chinchilla Movies and Videos http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-movies-and-videos/ Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:14:21 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-movies-and-videos/ Some of us take pictures of our pets, others take videos. Here are some that we've found on YouTube, a movie/video sharing website. 1. We start off with a professionally made commercial featuring chinchillas. It's well done! 2. Baby chinchillas. Not much action, but hey [...]

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Various Chinchilla Owner Polls http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/various-chinchilla-owner-polls/ Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:49:37 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/various-chinchilla-owner-polls/ We've gathered various poll results from around the web (mostly from the Chins & Hedgies forum (formerly Chins & Qiulls) and consolidated them here. These are the ones we found interesting and hope you do too. Our vote for each question appears bolded. 1. Do [...]

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Chinchilla Harness by Setco Enterprises http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-harness-by-setco-enterprises/ Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:29:25 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-harness-by-setco-enterprises/ This is a note from Rick of Secto Enterprises about a chinchilla harness he's developed. We haven't used this harness, but if you're determined to use one, Rick might have the best solution for you. I have developed a Chinchilla Harness that is lightweight, “quick [...]

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Baby Chinchilla Questions http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/baby-chinchilla-questions/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:26:14 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/baby-chinchilla-questions/ We got a note from one our readers with some questions, but the issues with the baby chinchilla are unfortunately out of our league. If anyone has suggestions for this reader, please comment at the bottom. We bought two chinchillas 2 weeks ago and were [...]

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Chinchilla Dust Bath http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-dust-bath/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:24:33 +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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Chinchilla Books http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-books/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:05:02 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/chinchilla-books/ There are several chinchilla books available, but not all are equally good. Some even contradict what we consider to be good practice. The following paragraphs provide brief descriptions of the books we've read and our recommendations as to which books are worth purchasing. A New [...]

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Melamine, metal, and other issues http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/melamine-metal-and-other-issues/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:49:20 +0000 Chris Celnar http://infolific.com/pets/chinchillas/melamine-metal-and-other-issues/ Erikah asks… Okay, after observing the ups and downs of many different cages, I've decided to take on the project of building my own (which is not much of a problem thanks to the many posts I've found). Sadly, I've caught myself at a dead-end [...]

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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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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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