Chinchilla toys, treats & accessories

If you’re after a clean, soft and beautiful small pet, then chinchillas are a great choice. They can initially be quite shy, but with love and handling (especially from a young age) they can form a very close bond with their owners.  They typically don’t like to be cuddled but they will keep you entertained with their playful personalities.  have a life expectancy of roughly 15 years.

They need a lot of care, so it’s important to do your research before getting a chinchilla. It’s important to keep temperatures below 23 degrees because they lack the ability to sweat and therefore an air conditioning system is recommended. They also need plenty of stimulation so toys and cage accessories are a must.

Chinchilla toys

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.

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chinchilla cage accessories

Chinchilla cage accessories

Chinchillas are natural rock hoppers, so it’s important to provide them with plenty of interesting obstacles in their homes. They should have a large cage with lots of ramps leading to multiple levels. The best way to achieve this is with a wire cage and bolted accessories, bridges and floors. Chinchilla’s can seriously injure themselves by falling from heights, so it’s best to make sure you don’t have any height gaps of 18 inches or more.

Try getting creative with their cage, creating ledges, nooks and hanging perches for them to discover. You should also rearrange their accessories every couple of months to keep them interested. Chinchilla’s also like to hide, so consider a small pine house or nest box. If you’re worried about flying poos then we sell splash guards too.

Chinchilla treats & herbs

If you want to see a happy chinchilla, you should see the look on their face when they are nibbling away on a tasty treat. Like with most animals, chinchillas should be fed a healthy balanced diet.

Dried rose hips, hibiscus, and dandelion treats are all known to be a particular favourite of chinchillas. Remember, chinchillas like variety so keep it interesting with different roots, petals and flowers.  Here at Minipetz we sell both loose natural treats and pre-packaged treats fortified with extra vitamins or fibre. All are suitable for chinchillas.

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Some of our happy chinchilla customers