If your chinchillas are all male, it’s best to neuter them to avoid aggression.
Just like rabbits and guinea pigs, chinchillas perform a digestive system called caecotrophy to extract as much goodness as possible from their food.
Aggressive behaviour can also occur in mixed groups – as can unwanted pregnancies – so neutering the males is still a good idea. In all-female groups, the question of neutering doesn’t arise.
Having a good insight into the biology and behaviour of your Chinchilla can help you to understand your pet better.
Chinchillas have lots of beautiful, thick and soft hair (not forgetting those beautiful bushy tails!). Their hair follicles contain more than 50 hairs whilst humans have around 1-3.
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