What to Look for when Choosing a Chinchilla to Bring Home



The first time I saw a Chinchilla, I was mesmerized. Exactly what was this adorable fluff ball that looked like a cross between a bunny and a squirrel? As I watched the chin playing, I knew had to learn more.   That was over ten years ago, and since then I am proud to say I have not only learned quite a bit about chins, but I have … [Read more...]

Do-It Yourself: Recycled Cardboard Creation for Rabbits, Chinchillas and Guinea Pigs



Items Needed: Shipping box, approximately 18”W x 12”D x 5”H (3) paper towel rolls (3) toilet paper rolls   I removed the top flaps from the box, except for a small piece along one side.  I also cut out an opening along one of the sides.  Using scissors, I carefully cut slits along the sides of the box to create a ‘fringe’.  Then, … [Read more...]

Top Tips for Photographing your Small Pet



Taking pictures of small pets can be difficult. You can’t tell them to pose, and just when you have the camera ready, they stop doing the cute thing they were doing a moment ago. Here are a few tips that may help capture those special moments and do our beautiful little babies justice. These are not tips for professional photographers; they were … [Read more...]

Chinchillas as Pets: A delightful rescue tale



Some of you might remember the chinchilla guy, Jamie Glaser, who wrote a fabulous review on our Small Pet Select timothy hay some months back.  Well, he’s certainly an advocate on how great it is to have chinchillas as pets – but I didn’t know about his other talents – until now, that is.   Because hey – the guy can … [Read more...]

Signs For Your Chinchilla



How cool is your chinchilla?  And how cool are you as a chinnie owner?  Well, if you want to make your pet’s living are even more funky, then you need to get your hands on one of our chinchilla signs to display.   How about hanging our Beware of Chinchilla either by your chinnie’s cage or – even better – at the front door.  That means … [Read more...]

How to Care for a Chinchilla (& Happy New Year)



So – Christmas has passed (and we hope that you and your chins had a great one), so now we can all look forward to 2013.  Now, we know that there’s a whole bunch of people who’ll have got a new pet chinnie over the festive period, so what better time to go back to basics and take a look at how to care for a chinchilla…   We’ve put … [Read more...]