In this section we look at what size of Chinchilla cage you should buy as well as answering your most common frequently asked questions about the ideal dimensions of Chinchilla cages.
Here at Chinchilla Cage Shop we are often being asked the question – What Size of Chinchilla Cage Should I Buy?
LARGE CHINCHILLA CAGE
When it comes to housing your Chinchilla the bigger and larger the Chinchilla cage the better. Big Chinchilla cages are surely a better home for your new Chinchilla. Naturally as you have bought or purchased a Chinchilla as a pet you will want to look after and care for your Chinchilla so you should know what is best for your pet Chinchilla.
Think of your Chinchilla cage as its home just like you live in a house. Of course you would want your Chinchilla’s cage to be as large, comfortable and as spacious as possible. A Chinchilla’s natural habitat is most important to its well-being. Poor surroundings and conditions can cause your Chinchilla to become ill.
TALL CHINCHILLA CAGE
It is best to buy a large Chinchilla cage because they love to run, climb and jump around. So your Chinchilla has plenty of room to play you should buy a cage that is higher than it is wide. Buying a tall Chinchilla cage allows your pet to jump to his heart’s content and do all those Chinchilla tricks that we love to watch.
Chinchillas are small but they are larger than similar pets such as hamsters so do buy a Chinchilla cage design specifically for Chinchillas rather than buying a cage designed for another animal in mind. When it comes to Chinchilla cage size, don’t buy a small Chinchilla cage when you can buy huge Chinchilla cages instead.
Chinchillas are of a curious nature; they are playful and love to exercise. Most Chinchilla owners will tell you that the ideal Chinchilla cage should be about 6 feet by 6 feet by 3 feet. If you can find Chinchilla cages that are even bigger than those dimensions then if you have the room in your house, buy it, you and your Chinchilla will not regret it.
Regardless of what size of Chinchillas cage you buy your Chinchilla needs lots of exercise to be happy so make sure you keep your Chinchilla stimulated and not bored by buying lots of Chinchilla accessories such as Chinchilla toys and a Chinchilla exercise wheel is a must.
Now obviously if you have purchased a large cage for your Chinchilla, they are able to move about and climb but they should also be provided with time outside of the cage. If you are worried about this then read our tips and advice on letting your Chinchilla out of its cage.
The video below shows just how important it is to have large Chinchilla cages as you can possibly afford and have the space for: