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Looking to buy a baby chinchilla

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Simon Headington, May 19, 2020.

  1. Simon Headington

    Simon Headington PetForums Newbie

    May 19, 2020
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    Hello everyone! :) I trying to purchase a baby chinchilla for my girlfriend who is a veterinary nurse who loves animals! Im hoping someone can give me a helping hand too point me in the right direction :) i live around east/west Sussex but I'm willing to travel 2hours max. Looking for either a breeder or possible seller! Before you ask i have already searched the internet and haven't had much luck :(
  2. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums Senior

    Oct 7, 2018
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    Have you tried rescues? Also I believe chinchillas need to live in pairs thus needing a massive cage
  3. Arny

    Arny PetForums Senior

    Jul 29, 2017
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    There are some on the rspca page, I don't know where they're located though.
    It would be best to take their advice with a huge pinch of salt though as they know very little on chinchilla care. Their cage recommendations is a size that doesn't actually exist and is far too big for a chinchilla!
    Chinchillas shouldn't be rehome before 12 weeks so avoid anyone selling younger.
    If you want to locate a breeder contact the national chinchilla society.

    It depends on the chinchilla. Many are happy alone with adequate human interaction. They also don't need a huge cage being cave dwelling animals, large spaces can scare them.
    36x18x24"h is a suitable cage for 2-3.
    Always opt for length over height and if it is tall it preferably needs a full level every 24" high.
    Avoid any cage with plastic.
    The best cages are Thickets House and Paul Spooner cages.
    ForestWomble likes this.
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