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About Chinchilla Cage

The chinchilla is a rodent that is native to the Andes mountain region of South America. They are named after the local Chincha people and the name means ?little chincha?. Chinchillas are endangered in the wild and have been extensively hunted for their fur. Today, they are also popular as pets. Chinchilla cages are often constructed from metal mesh or wire. They tend to be shaped like a chest of drawers and have different levels for the chinchilla to explore. Inside the chinchilla cage you may find ramps, feeding and watering stations and sometimes toys to keep the creatures amused. Many models have castors to allow them to be more easily moved around. The teeth of chinchillas continually grow and in the wild they will find things to chew on to keep them from overgrowing. This can be achieved in captivity by placing some chew toys in the chinchilla cage. The animals also like to take dust baths, so adding a little ground pumice or similar substance is also a good idea. It is important not to get the chinchilla wet as the dense fur can retain moisture and lead to fungal infections. Many chinchilla cages are also suitable got housing other rodents, such as rats and they can also be used for ferrets. Look for models that have easy cleaning features and good access to the chinchilla cage. Some more modern examples of chinchilla cage also have pull out litter trays for easy cleaning and a wraparound plastic floor to keep foodstuffs in the cage.