How to Keep Safe and Clean Chinchilla Cage?

By james

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Chinchilla cages should be all metal, since they will gnaw their way out of a wooden cage. They need a quite large cage so they have room to run around and climb. A typical or better the minimum size for a cage for 1-2 chinchilla should be 24”-18”-24”. Wire mesh should be no bigger than 1×2 inches, smaller when you have babies. The cage should have a removable bottom tray to aid cleaning. The cage does not have to be extra-tall, as chinchillas are rock-hoppers by nature, not tree-climbers, and they do appreciate floor-space rather than height, so go for long cages, rather than high cages.

How to Keep Safe and Clean Chinchilla Cage

There are two basic categories of chinchilla cages. The wire bottom cage and solid bottom cage.

The most common is the wire bottom cage, made from galvanized wire. It is one of the most hygienic chinchilla cages as feces and waste debris pass through the bottom into the separate collection tray. You can clean the cage without removing the chinchilla from cage. The size of the wire mesh is an important factor to keep the chinchilla safe. The ideal would be ¼ ” x ¼” to avoid the chinchilla to trap his leg between the mess and prevent such injuries as broken bones or trapped limbs, and also to be safe especially if your chinchilla will be having babies. The type of solid bottom cage is harder to keep hygienically clean but it is the safest for a chinchilla and any potential babies. Usually, when the bottom is detachable, chinchilla can come into direct contact with the bedding that contains waster debris, urine and feces and so the bottom of the cage will need to be cleaned at least 2 times in a week to prevent fungus setting into the flooring and infections.

Best Chinchilla Cage Reviews

Clean the cage on a weekly basis. Chinchillas need frequent cleaning and disinfection, every 2-3 days, the cage, the water bottle, the food dish, dusters and maybe some other cage accessories.

Sl.NoChinchilla Cage AccessoriesPriceBuy
1.Chinchilla Cage$303.99Check Price
2.Wooden Platforms$16.99 ($16.99 / Count)Check Price
3.Water Bottle$13.44Check Price
4.Hay RackCheck Price
5.Timothy Hay$10.62 ($4.25 / lb)Check Price
6.Dried Chamomile Flowers$19.93 ($1.25 / Ounce)Check Price
7.Fleece for Cage Floor$8.98 ($0.60 / Sq Ft)Check Price
8.Chinchilla Hide$9.98Check Price
9.Chinchilla Bath$14.10Check Price
10.Chinchilla Dust$10.99 ($0.27 / Ounce)Check Price
11.Apple Wood Chew Sticks$15.98 ($0.91 / Ounce)Check Price

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12.Chinchilla Running Wheel$119.99Check Price
13.Temperature/Humidity Gauge$9.99Check Price
14.Chinchilla Pillow$17.77Check Price
15.HammockCheck Price
16.Chinchilla Carrier$25.99Check Price
17.Cooling SlabCheck Price


I have made this blog for sharing whatever I learned in my journey in the past couple of years so that you people can take advantage of the same. In this blog, you will discover numerous supportive tips to take care of your exotic petss, their sustenance diet, habitat, and so on.

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