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Wilma and Pebbles Chinchilla Chinchilla Bellingham, WA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small
  • Agouti , Blue / Gray

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Meet Wilma and Pebbles

Say hi to Wilma and Pebbles! These sweet little fluff balls are looking for a home to call their own. They are smart, inquisitive, active, vocal, loving animals and entertaining to watch. Chinchillas do require some specialized care so please do some research before taking one home. Chinchillas require dust baths; no water for their very special fur. Chinchilla's will also need a nice big enclosure so they can play and explore. They cannot have any paper bedding because they think it is a snack and will eat the paper and temperatures in excess of 72 degrees can be very detrimental to their health so a climate controlled environment is very important. Since they can live up to 20 years they will be long time companions. Although loving animals, they do require gentle and careful handling and for this reason they do best in a home with older respectful children. Chinchillas are vegetarians, have sensitive stomachs, and require specific foods to maintain their health. They are also animals that partake in coprophagy, meaning they eat their own feces. This practice is completely normal and necessary for them to get important nutrients. Hay provides the roughage your chinchilla needs and is a very important part of his daily diet. It also can aid in wearing his ever growing teeth. Timothy or Alfalfa hay is a good choice along with commercial pellet chinchilla food. If you would like to spend some time with them please head up to customer service for an application.
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