Owning a Chinchilla

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Owning a Chinchilla


WOW- it's been many years since I created this site and honestly I haven't updated it as I planned to. I shall make that my 2021 resolution! In the meantime I will go over the site and make sure all the links are current. 

I set up this page to help new owners and even those that maybe weren't given the best info on chin care. I run a rescue and this was a way to ensure I help educate people. During this pandemic things have been very different and I set up a Go Fund Me to get some help personally. You can also head over to Canadian Chinchilla Rescue if you want to help out in other ways. 

This site is set up to go over all aspects of chinchilla care.  There is a lot of bad information on the internet when it comes to owning a chinchilla. As well, this site will give plenty of resources to help anyone who wants to learn or just ensure they are taking care of the chinchilla in the best way. This is not the ONLY way to own chinchillas and you are more than welcome to take bits and pieces for what works for you.  Chin owners are all over the world and we all have ideas about what is right and what isn't. 

Did you know that January 21st is Chinchilla Appreciation Day? Well it is something I have tried to start up for many years. Check out the facebook page! 


All aspects of chinchilla care will be covered from housing and diet to behaviour and common illnesses. 

As well, if you find you want to talk to other chinchilla owners you can always find a facebook group or reddit group with lost of opinions on chin care. 

IF you have any chinchilla related questions you can email me at: [email protected]  I am always able to answer chin related questions.


If you are looking for a chinchilla please check out the Canadian Chinchilla Rescue because adopting a rescue saves lives!

NOTE: this site is still under construction and will be added to on an ongoing basis.  Not everything is up on the site yet.


We have a referral link for buying Quality Cage items. Any funds raised will go to the rescue to help our current chins in need: Quality Cage

Have a question? You can send me a message here!

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Before you get a chinchilla, you should read all this info!

Your Chinchillas Cage- Find ways to set up your cage and make it safe and fun for your chinchilla

Proper diet for chinchillas- Learn how to ensure your chinchilla is getting the best diet so they can live a long life.

Health and Behaviour

Bringing your chinchila home- what to expect and how you can help bond with your chinchilla.

Resources and How To's

Chinchilla Shopping List- What you should buy and what items aren't safe!


Online Chinchilla and small animal supply store: Zoey and Lilo's Toybox

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zoey-and-Lilos-Toy-Box-175925829150840

Canadian Chinchilla Rescue

Canadian Chinchilla Forum