How Much Is A Pet Chinchilla?

How much are chinchillas at PetSmart?

Yes, PetSmart sells chinchillas. PetSmart will not have a large selection of chinchillas available at any given time, and the chinchillas cost $150.00 if adopted from PetSmart. If you are anything like me, that answer only provided you with about 20% of the information you want to know.

Are chinchillas good pets?

To answer the question, yes, chinchillas make good pets! They require minimal attention, they’re clean (although messy), and sleep while you’re at work. Chinchillas are not nocturnal, they’re crepuscular. With that said, pet chinchillas are typically not recommended for children.

How do you get a pet chinchilla?

Chinchillas are quite large for a small pet and they are very active so they need plenty of space. The minimum cage size for a pair is around 1m x 1.5m floor space, by 1.3m tall, with shelves at different heights. Chinchillas should be allowed out for supervised exercise as much as possible and at least once a day.

Where can you buy a pet chinchilla?

Chinchillas can be purchased from pet stores or breeders. When you buy your chinchilla, be aware that, because they are usually most active at night, you may not see them at their most active.

Should I get a male or female chinchilla?

Male chinchillas will fight each other for a mate and therefore no more than one male should be kept with a female but two females must have extra precaution because they may fight also. If living space is too small, chinchillas will become extremely territorial.

Do chinchillas bite?

When chinchillas are properly handled, tamed, and socialized, they do not bite unless provoked. Young chinchillas should be taught early how hard a nibble is acceptable by lightly tapping the nose and firmly saying “no”. Repeat this with any painful nibble until the chinchilla begins to use softer nibbles.