Chinchilla Wheels

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Published: 13th November 2010
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Chinchillas have the most amazingly soft fur but they are now mostly known as domesticated pets. Chinchillas are something of a cross between rabbits and rats and mice.

It is important to house your pet chinchilla within a cage. In this article we examine how to look after your Chinchilla in its cage and how to provide ways of allowing the Chinchilla plenty of ability to run around and exercise despite being caged in for much of the time. Keeping your chinchilla is quite simple as long as you are willing to buy accessories such as chinchilla toys.

Your primary consideration is to keep your chinchilla healthy and just like human beings it needs to exercise.

Just like a human home or house the chinchilla cage should be full of toys, play areas and quiet areas.

Many chinchilla owners buy accessories, one of the most popular is a chinchilla exercise wheel.

You don't even have to take your chinchilla out of its cage if you buy a chinchilla wheel or chinchilla exercise wheel. These exercise wheels spin and rotate so that your pet runs on the spot without needing to actually move forward.

Of course as you would expect there are many different types of Chinchilla wheels. Many reviews of chinchilla wheels note the flying saucer as the best type of exercise wheel. Chinchilla flying saucers are flat upon which the chinchilla gets on and off. The chinchilla flying saucer requires a bit of training if you're your chinchilla is not to keep falling off with the centrifugal force. Chinchilla wheels are really a great source of entertainment for you and your family. Make sure the chinchilla cage you buy of a large size so you can fit in many of these accessories such as the wheels.

The upright cylinders are another popular type of chinchilla wheel. Brands that are quite well known are the chin spin, home made wheel, giant comfort wheel, silver surfer and the 12 inch Leo Braun.

Whatever type of Chinchilla exercise wheel you buy, consider the materials they are made out of. Plastic chinchilla wheels are a poor investment as they are not as strong as other types. Plastic wheels are liable to be chewed by the chinchilla which is not advisable of course.

Metal wheel is really the strongest and longest lasting type of exercise wheel. Buy the best chinchilla wheel you can afford.

Chinchilla exercise wheels are so important for the health and well-being of your Chinchilla. A chinchilla which is healthy and well exercise is more liable to be a more entertaining pet. Remember your Chinchilla is a naturally shy and at times depressed animal so it does need a lot of things to do inside its cage in order to keep it happy and busy.

We hope this article on Chinchilla wheel, flying saucers and exercise wheels for Chinchillas has been of help. Click on the link at the end of this sentence for much more detailed information on chinchillas and especially chinchilla wheels.

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