Chinchillas have a lot of energy, so it’s important to provide them with safe toys to keep them happy, healthy and interested. Chinchillas also need their teeth looking after, because they are continuously growing. Gnawing and chewing on safe, wooden toys can help to keep their teeth in order and is something they would naturally be doing in the wild.
Make sure your chinchilla toys are made from a safe, non-toxic wood which is cleaned, pesticide free and untreated. The most popular, safe woods are hazel, willow apple and pear trees. Toys should not be painted, but can be dyed with a natural dye, adding a splash of colour to their cage. All the toys we sell are suitable and safe for chinchillas – we use mainly hazel and apple wood.