We Love Chinchillas

              
Is a Chinchilla the pet for me?

A Chinchilla can be a great investment if you are ready for the commitment to an animal that can live on the average of 10 to 15 years and with proper care even longer. Chinchillas are a nocturnal animal which makes them great pets to come home from work to see. Chinchillas are not for small children , for their fur is not for petting as a cat or dogs. Chinchillas like to bath in dust which is great for their fur and makes them nice and shiny to show of to your friends or maybe just the chinchilla next door!

Chinchillas are social animals and like to live in groups but if you have only one your chinchilla may form a strong bond that warms your heart when you see the excitment they show knowing you are there for them! Check out this gestation chart it is very helpful in case you have a pair more will follow!

 BreedingDate Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun
         Due Date       Apr         May     Jun     Jul     Aug    Sep
  1            22 1           23 1    20 1   21 1      20      1    20   
  2            23 2           24 2    21 2   22 2      21 2    21
  3            24 3           25 3    22 3   23 3      22 3    22
  4            25 4           26 4    23 4   24 4      23 4    23
  5            26  5           27 5    245    25 5      24 5    24
  6            27 6           28 6    25 6   266       25 6    25
  7            28 7           29 7    26 7   277       26 7    26
  8            29 8           30 8    27 8   288       27 8    27
  9            30 9           31 9    28 9   299       28 9    28
  10 May  1         10 Jun 1     10 29 10 3010    29 10  29
  11           2 11        2 11 30 11 3111    30 11   30
  12           3 12        3

12Jul  1      

 12Aug   1    12    31 12 Oct 1
  13           4 13        4 13       2 13         213 Sep 1 13       2
  14           5 14        514        3 14         3 14         2 14       3
  15           6 15        6 15       4 15         4 15         3 15       4
  16           7 16        7 16       5 16         5 16         4 16       5
  17          8 17        8 17       6 17         6 17         5 17       6
  18           9 18        9 18       7 18         7 18        6 18       7
  19         10 19       10 19      8 19         8 19         7 19       8
  20         11 20       11 20       9 20        9 20         8 20       9
  21         12 21       12 21      10 21        10 21         9 21     10
  22         13 22       13 22      11 22        11 22       10 22     11
  23         14 23        14 23      12 23        12 23       11 23     12
  24         15 24       15 24      13 24        13 24       12 24     13
  25         16 25       16 25      14 25       14 25       13 25     14
  26         17 26       17 26      15 26        15 26       14 26     15
  27         18 27       18 27      16 27        16 27       15 27     16
  28         19 28        19 28      17 28         17 28       16 28     17
  29         20  29      18 29         18 29       17 29     18
  30         21 30      19 30         19 30       18 30     19
  31         22  31      20  31       19 


Breeding Date

JulAugSepOctNovDec
   Due Date 1  Oct20 1 Nov 20 1 Dec21 1 Jan201 Feb20 1Mar22
  2        21 2        21 2       22 2       21 2      21 2       23
  3        22 3        22 3       23 3       22 3     22 3       24
  4        234        23  4       24 4       23 4     23 4       25
  5        24 5       24 5       25 5       24 5     24 5       26
  6       25 6       25 6       26 6       25 6     25 6       27
  7       26 7       26 7       27 7      26 7     26 7       28
  8       27 8       27 8       28 8      27 8     278        29
  9       28 9       28 9       29 9      28 9     28 9       30
  10     29 10    29 10    30 10   29 10  Mar1 10     31
  11     30 11     30 11    31 11    30 11         2 11Apr 1
 12      31 12 Dec1 12Jan1 12    31 12         3 12        2
 13 Nov 1  13         2 13       2 13 Feb1 13         4 13        3
  14        2 14         3 14       3 14      2 14         5 14        4  
  15       3 15         4 15       4 15      3 15         6 15        5
  16       4 16         5 16       5 16      4 16         7 16        6
  17       5 17        6 17       6 17      5 17         8 17        7
  18       6 18        7 18       7 18     6 18         9 18        8
  19       7 19        8 19       8 19     7 19      10 19        9
  20       8 20       9 20       9 20    8 20       11 20       10
  21      9 21      10 21     10 21    9 21       12 21       11
  22     10 22       11 22     11 22    10 22      13 22       12
  23     11 23      1223      12  23    11 23      14 23       13
  24     12 24      13  24     13 24    12 24      15 24        14
  25     13 25      14 25     14 25     13 25       16 25        15
  26     14 26      15 26     15 26     14 26       17 26        16
  27     15 27     16 27     16 27     15 27       18 27         17
  28     16  28     17 28     17 28    16 28       19 28         18
  29     17 29     18 29     18  29     17 29       20 29         19
  30     18 30     19 30     19 30     18 30       21 30         20
  31     19 31     20  31     19  31         21
       


We hope this will help any beginners hoping to get more involved in the hobby. Please be sure to take the time to consider the time, care and love it will take to raise chinchillas. Chinchillas in the wild are endangered so every effort to keep them and breed them for the improvement only of the chinchilla and the hobby as a whole is and should only be encouraged. You can keep these wounderful animals without breeding them. If you are considering buying a chinchilla we recommend local pet stores or your local breeder. This will ensure you get the proper information on your new chinchillas ancestroy! This is more important than a beginner might believe but it is true.

Chinchilla Facts

1. Did you know that each hair follicle can have over 400 strands of hair! Compared to us humans that have one hair per follicle. The releasing of hair is a natural chinchilla defense mechanism. Daily dust baths are recommended.

2. Chinchillas are socail creatures living in colonies similar to rabbits. In the wild Chinchillas share there dens with other  rodents.

3.  The bigger the cage the better, with many places to hide during the day! In a low traffic area is best. Provide this along with some daily exercise(several hours) and your chinchillas can live a long time! Longer than most house pets! 

4. Chinchillas will taste everything to see if it is edible! So be careful when letting them out.

5. Another defense mechanism...spraying urine! Well it works. It will keep predators away, other chinchillas and even you and I if you are not careful!Well it rarely happens!

6. Chinchillas naturally live in mountain regions so temperatures over 80 degrees Farenheit can be fatal.

7.   FantasticChinchillas.com is a sponsor of Cnypets.com a forum based site that promotes society and non-profit organizations. Also has a adoption section along with a lost and found. Come visit us today.

8. We love chinchillas and we hope you will send in your photos! 

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