(Closed) Chinchillas?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

DH has a chinchilla from a previous relationship, he’s so cute! If I knew how to post pics from my iPad, I would. We got a puppy a year ago and while the dog is friendly, he’s naturally curious about the chinchilla, but we keep them separated. The dog HATES squirrels and I think he sees the chin as a fat squirrel lol. I think he really just wants to play with the chinchilla but I’m too scared to let them get close. I’ve never seen or pet a chinchilla before this one, but I love him! His paws are so cold! And the dust baths….adorbs. My girlfriends like to come over and gawk at him since chinchillas aren’t very common pets. Good luck if you introduce a dog into the family! Hopefully it’ll go well!

Post # 3
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Mircat:  Davy is so adorable!

I’ve always wanted a chinchilla. 

I’m kinda curious, how’s the maintance, low/high? Does he like being held/petted?

Post # 4
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t have one but worked in a pet store that sold them for a few years. I loved them but they were never all that friendly. They were more interested in doing their own thing and frolicking in the ash bath. I wonder if it’s just a species thing, or if it was because they weren’t ‘pets’ just yet. I always tried to love on them and just loved how soft their fur was. My boxer (or cats for that matter) would never let one survive in my house though.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

ugh, soooo cute!


i dont have a chin, but i have a mini rex rabbit. he knows no fear, if he gets loose from his cage when the cats or dog (a german shepherd) are in the room he will run right up to them. the cats stare at him but have never tried to reach in and touch him, and all of them just get freaked out and back away if he runs up to them. i can’t say if i hadn’t intervened they wouldnt have eventually tried to ‘pick him up’, but for casual quick encounters they dont seem to mind his existence.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

We have a violet chinchilla named Jasper, as well as 2 cats and a corgi. Jasper stays in his cage in the living room. We give him bathroom time but he’s not allowed to run around the house because there are too many dangers. The corgi loves to bark at him but doesn’t do anything worse than that. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

When I was in 5th grade our class got a chinchilla and it was mean and so I was the only one who wanted to take care of her – you couldn’t pet her or pick her up so the other kids liked the other animals that you could handle. So I became the official chinchilla caretaker and after months of bribing her with raisins she would let me hold her without biting. She still bit other people. Then she had 3 babies and I was the only one that she would let get the babies! Of course everyone loved the babies and they didn’t bite and we all played with them so they grew up more friendly. I took them all home with me for vacations (Christmas, spring break, etc.). It was awesome. I was really sad when I graduated since I didn’t get to see them anymore. No experience with chins and dogs – the class only had hamsters, gerbils, birds and turtles – the chins got along with those just fine.

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