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Male VS Female Chinchilla: Which Should You Pick?

Female chinchillas are larger and heavier than males. During estrus, they are sometimes more aggressive. Males are 30% smaller than females and are called bucks. Both genders like to have cage mates.

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Best Housing Temperature For Chinchillas

A chinchilla’s normal body temperature range is from 98-100°F. If a chinchilla gets too hot, he’ll die of heat stroke. Extreme cold can lead to hypothermia, which is equally dangerous.

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Can You Shave A Chinchilla? (Should You?)

Only a veterinarian should ever shave a chinchilla’s fur. Chinchilla owners should never shave their pets as their skin is very sensitive and prone to dryness and infections.