Chinchillas are crepuscular animals and are most active at dusk and dawn. They sleep during the day for about 10 to 12 hours with their ears curled downwards. Some chinchillas sleep on their side, some on all fours, and others on their backs.
Move your chinchilla to a temporary dig. Remove waste and disinfect the cage with a chinchilla-safe cleaner. For a stink-free and bacteria-less home, spot-clean daily, partial-clean weekly, and deep-clean monthly.
To adopt gerbils buy a 20-gallon wire mesh cage with a 6-inch base. Gerbils are social creatures so get two from the same litter and house them together. Put accessories in the enclosure to keep the gerbils entertained. Get a food bowl and water bottle. Take them to the vet once a year.
Most chinchillas don’t like being held and cuddled. They are prey animals in the wild, making them naturally skittish and untrusting. But if you gain your pet chinchilla’s trust and train him well, he’ll enjoy spending time with you.
A wire mesh 4x4x3 feet big, tall cage will work best. Attach the food bowl and the hay rack to the walls of the cage on the inside, above the ground, and the water bottle on the outside. Place hideouts on the floor and exercise wheel 1ft above the floor to avoid falls.