Raising Breeding and Caring for Chinchillas
By Greg Edwards
Raising, breeding and caring for chinchillas which are small rodents belonging to the South American Andes are explained in the following paragraphs. In Chinese, the rodent is known as dragon-cat.
Chinchillas should be housed in a larger cage measuring around eighty cm by fifty cm by eighty cm for each animal. If baby chinchillas are raised, they should be housed in cages where the bar spacing is not more than half an inch by one inch since baby chinchillas can climb very fast and may venture out of the cage through the small holes. The walking surface in the cages of chinchillas should not have any metal fencing which might cause injuries to the rodents.