item: 5060930

Male Chinchilla


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product highlights

  • Nocturnal by nature; adaptable to daytime activity
  • Ideal for children 14 & up
  • Requires temperatures below 75° F
  • Lives up to 15 years
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details. Chinchillas are closely related to guinea pigs, and many Pet Parents find that their soft fur, lack of odor and clean habits are a few reasons why they make great pets. They keep their soft fur clean by taking a dust bath 2-3 times per week. (It's really fun to watch, too!) Nocturnal by nature, chinchillas are most active in the evening but can adapt to daytime activity. Chinchillas raised together can live together peacefully in same gender pairs. With regular, gentle handling, they will bond strongly with their Pet Parents.

Things to remember

Lifting & handling
Handle your chinchilla gently -- scoop her up in both hands and hold her snuggly against your body with cupped hands so she'll feel safe and secure.

Temperature sensitive
Chinchillas overheat easily, and should be kept in a cool environment.

They like to run and play at night and sleep during the day, so be prepared for them to be active after dark. However, they can adapt to being daytime active.

Choose a fortified chinchilla diet.

Your chinchilla needs a well-ventilated home with a solid floor, large enough for a food dish and water bottle or bowl, and a hiding house. There should be plenty of room for all cage accessories, and for her to move around freely.

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Male Chinchilla
149.99 New Out Of Stock
Male Chinchilla is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 109.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my chinchilla Penelope. I got her from pet smart about a month 1/2 ago and shes great! Shes already used to me holding her and petting her so she loves coming out! She is a little noisy at night but it doesnt really bother me because shes perfect!
Date published: 2012-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet, Curious, Playful, and Adorable. I've had my chinchilla for about five weeks now, and I absolutely love him. He quickly warmed up to me and now he will jump into my hands without hesitation and will bump noses with me. He loves to play and jump, and particularly likes to sleep underneath his wheel. Because he knocks his little brown pellets out of his cage hourly it's a daily (sometimes hourly) pickup, but the reward is so much sweeter. I'm currently in the process of getting him a bigger cage, and more toys! I will most likely be getting him a companion.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweetheart I actually adopted my chinchilla from PetSmart 3 years ago because he had a health issue. He has since been 100% healthy with no issues but he is the best small animal I could ask for, I've had everything else under the sun. He's bonded to me so he always greets me when I come home and he loves to be held and scratched under the chin, cheeks, and ears. Would definitely recommend for a more advanced pet and for older children.
Date published: 2013-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My babies Ash and Snow I have 2 chinchillas Ash, a beige one, that is now 6 months old and Snow a white one, that is 8 months old. Both are male and get along with each other very well. I get them out to play everyday at about 5pm until 8 pm. they are so much fun to watch and play with. If my husband would allow it I would breed them and raise all of them.
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from chinchillas these little guys do need a lot of personal care but do bond with their owner quite quickly. I had a very adorable little guy who would meet me at the top of his cage each day I came home from work,he got very sick and passed away. How ever these little bundles of fur are great pets and I can only say that I would rather have one as a pet and clean up his mess than see him end up a coat.
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not For All People Chinchillas are great pets... BUT not for everyone! Chinchillas are very social animals and need a buddy, the least amount of chinchillas you should buy is two unless your going to take it out of its cage twice a day. And that can add up quickly! Chinchillas are not like hamsters, or mice, they need time out of their cage every day, and CANNOT BE PUT IN EXERCISE BALLS which means you need a chinchilla-proof room. Alot of the chinchillas at pet stores are cramped in hot, small tanks. :( (DO N0T HOUSE YOUR CHINCHILLA IN A TANK, THERES NOT ENOUGH VENTILATION) Chinchillas need very large cages with multiple levels which are very expensive! So if your looking for an animal you take out of its cage twice a week and in total does not cost more than 100 dollars, get a hamster, or mouse. if you're still interested in a chinchilla PLEASE do LOTS of research and ADOPT FIRST!!! there are lots of abondoned chinchillas out there :(
Date published: 2013-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I have been waiting a long time to get one, backing out cowardishly thinking they are hard to take care of. Now, I have realized they are a great joy for older kids and parents. They are acrive and can I hear my wheel sqeak vigourisly at night, but they make up for it when you see them rolling around in our dust ( we bought the vanilla, so he smells like it all day! ) I was looking forward to maybe getting another. They are alot better than the usual hamster we always would buy! Can be pricey with the cage, dust, toy, food, and other neccesities. But I know it will be a life long bond.
Date published: 2010-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable, Active Pets It was my parents who decided to buy chinchillas. The day before my birthday, we got 2 male chinchillas. I loved to look at them. We let them run around on the floor at home, but I would be scared when they touched me (don't know why)! After a while, I got used to them. I would love lying down and waiting for them to run and jump on me - they'd even get on my face sometimes. My cats didn't pay much attention to them after we first got them. They're easy to clean up after, feed, and keep healthy, but it requires commitment. Unfortunately, after being in the same cage for many years, one of them started to beat up the other, so we separated them. Years later, one of them died - he got sick. But 8 years later, we still have one chinchilla. He's very healthy and happy and sometimes enjoys interacting with our kitten :)
Date published: 2013-03-04
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Do they still sell chinchillas today? I remember I used to see chinchillas when I went to petsmart but suddenly they disappeared. Hopefully they just have them behind where the other animals are stored, like the cats. Are they still here?

Asked by: Skylar Chon
If you don't find a chinchilla at your local pet store then look into adopting. There are so many people who get chinchillas and think they are to much work so they get rid of them.
Answered by: ML123
Date published: 2017-10-08

how do you get the chicila

Asked by: tilon

how old is this chinchilla

Asked by: anella26
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