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Do I need to provide toys for my Chinchilla?

Chinchillas need to be entertained to keep them healthy and avoid boredom. They have the natural need and instinct to chew so it is necessary to supply appropriate chew items that will be safe and non-toxic. The chewing keeps their teeth short and healthy. The most suitable toys include boxes along with the empty cardboard toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Pet supply stores sell special toys and wood blocks that are safe for your Chinchilla’s pleasure. You can also gather your own softwood branches outdoors, such as those from an untreated pear or apple trees. You can alternate toys from week to week to keep your Chin stimulated as well as give you time to clean the old toys.

 

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