Favorite Topics!

Over the year, we’ve had some great topics and fun things to write about! After receiving awesome feedback, we wanted to share with you our most poignant and important posts that seem to have helped out our furry friends and their owners the most. So, here we go! The entries are linked so you can click through and read whichever article you find most helpful!


What’s a Chinchilla?

Chinchilla Health

Chinchilla Care

Chinchilla Food

Custom Chinchilla Cages

Chinchilla Cage Accents

Chinchilla Playtime

LY Chinchillas: About Us!


 

Mitty and AC

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11 comments

  1. i need help! my chinchilla chillibug, got het paw stuck in a latch that latches her cage together, we are going to take her to a vet she seems okay but we are going just incase. anyway what are the best cages in the world or that you know of that will prevent this from happening again. thanks
    -heart and chillibug

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    1. Hi friend! Yes, definitely take her to see a vet and get that paw checked out. Typically, with finger and paw injuries, if it’s a superficial injury, it should heal quickly as long as the wound is cleaned and watched. However, sometimes there may be bone peeking through, which is very painful and may require more of a care procedure. I hope Chillibug is okay! As for cages, I currently have a Ferret Nation 182 setup, which has its pros and cons, but it’s very user friendly and is fabulous for keeping a stern eye on your chins! I have a list of pros and cons here: https://lychinchillas.com/2015/04/08/ferret-nation-cages-pros-and-cons/ and another great type of cage (if you have the time and energy for it) is building your own! You can read more about building your own cage here: https://lychinchillas.com/2014/12/24/how-to-build-a-custom-chinchilla-cage/ – Overall, I suggest a Ferret Nation for its ease of access and control, which may ultimately help minimize potential injuries. 🙂

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  2. Hi my name is Dethora, and I LOVE your blog!! I have two chinchillas, Myra and Cecil. They live in two different cages because my Cecil is the great escape in my huge 4 story one. So my mom gave me a very large bird cage that I have made adjustments to so he cannot get out. He still continues to chew and try to get out of the cage, other that lining the cage with fleece do you have any ideas on how to get him to stop pulling, chewing, etc. on his cage? He has plenty of hay and chew toys! I’m just running out of ideas!!
    Thank you so much!
    Dethora

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    1. Hi Dethora! So lovely to meet you and I’m so happy to hear that the site is helpful for you and your lovely chinnies! 🙂 If there is a plastic pan lining the bottom of the cage, that will be hard to change out because you would have to custom-order a stainless steel or galvanized steel pan, which would be quite expensive if it’s an odd size. If he’s chewing on the powder coating/paint on the bars of the cage, there really isn’t a solution for that either – even the most expensive cages will have some issues with powder coating flaking off with persistent chewing. I would suggest removing as much plastic as possible and putting in plenty of safe kiln-dried pine wood shelves and ledges to give him some new territory to explore and occupy his teeth, as well as a few new hanging toys to entertain him. As far as cage biting and escape attempts go, I would suggest eventually switching over to a cage that has been designed for ease of use and owner control with strong bars and locking doors, like a Ferret Nation or something formulated especially for active rodents. For now, it sounds like he’s just a little fussy! Keep an eye on his behavior and his weight as usual to monitor for any other changes. 😀

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  3. Hi! My name is Ashley & I love your blog! My boyfriend and I currently own 8 chinchilla’s your blog has given us many amazing ideas to build our chin family a great new home. We have 3 female chin’s who are housed in a cage together and 5 boys in another. We bought cages from petco but were very disappointed in how easily our boys have destroyed it. Super thankful for all that you have put on this blog because tomorrow we will be building their new home in hopes of it lasting a lot longer! A lot of people seem to either use bedding or fleece and I am leaning toward seeing how the fleece works out in the cage being that bedding gets expensive very fast and is also super messy. In your opinion what would better?

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    1. Hi Ashley! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving some love! 🙂 I’m so happy to hear about your big, happy chin-family and that you’re transitioning to a custom cage for your babies! I suggest using fleece, as it’s long-lasting and chin-safe. Also, check out this post for more information on chin cage accents, such as custom steel pans for easy cleaning! I wish you the best in your journey; feel free to reach out with any questions!

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  4. Hey my name is autumn I have been doing reasurch on chinchillas and am about to get one because I know what they need and how to care for them I live in Kansas and don’t know where I might be able to get a good chinchilla with no parasites or deseases. I also know about the cage you are using but I would like a fairly tall cage and wide to house a chinchilla I was hoping for advice thanks so much
    -autumn and koveu

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    1. Hi Autumn – welcome! First of all, I’d like to commend you for doing your research. As far as buying chinchillas, I suggest reaching out to the breeding community at Chins n Hedgies forum. As for the cage I’m using, you can stack the cages to be multi-level, so it can offer a massive space for your chinchilla. A single chinchilla only requires a single unit; but you’re free to double-up for more space.

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  5. Hi! My name is Braelin! I love your website and all the others like this one! I really want a chinchilla I have been begging my parents one and I think I made them come around with a 11 page essay I wrote on them! (I hope lol) and by no means is this my first pet I have pigs goats chickens and dogs. Anyways I was just wondering if you knew of any good reputable breeders near Houston, San Antonio, Tennessee or some where near there? If you do that would be great if you’d tell me! 😀 I would be so grateful!

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    1. Hi Braelin! Thank you for stopping by. Unfortunately, I do not know any breeders in your area – however, I would check the Chins-n-Hedgies forum – there are lots of great breeders on there from all over! Good luck on your search!

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