A Chinchilla is a small animal commonly now kept as a pet. You may think chinchillas look similar to ferrets and guinea pigs.
Naturally you will house your pet Chinchilla in a cage made out of wire mesh, metal or wood. 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. Luckily there are many devices, toys and accessories that you can buy for your Chinchilla cage.
Exercise is vital to the health and happiness of your pet and so every two to three days you should allow your Chinchilla out of its cage so that it can run, jump and climb outside of the confines of the cage.
When your chinchilla is in its cage it is vitally important that it feels at home with many creature comforts.
Probably the most important accessory you can buy for a chinchilla cage is the chinchilla exercise wheel otherwise known as chinchilla wheel for short.
If you cannot take your chinchilla out of its cage on a very regular basis these chinchilla exercise wheels are just ideal for you. Chinchilla size wheels allow your chinchilla to run and stretch its legs whenever it wishes.
There are a variety of different sorts of chinchilla wheels but effectively they all serve the same purpose. Many reviews of chinchilla wheels note the flying saucer as the best type of exercise wheel. The saucer is a round object similar to a frisbee which spins around when the chinchilla steps onto it and moves its legs. 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. The flying saucer exercise wheel takes up quite a large space inside your cage.
The upright cylinders are another popular type of chinchilla wheel. Examples of Chinchilla wheels include the Giant Comfort Wheel, the Chin Spin exercise wheel, Home Made Wheel, Ed Wheel, 12" Leo Braun exercise wheel and Silver Surfer wheel.
Whatever type of Chinchilla exercise wheel you buy, consider the materials they are made out of. Don't just buy the cheapest chinchilla wheel you see available. You can imagine just how much this chinchilla wheels could be used and abused and really hammered by your chinchilla.
Metal wheel is really the strongest and longest lasting type of exercise wheel. Buy the best chinchilla wheel you can afford.
Chinchilla wheels allow for the fact your chinchilla is very active in the wild. Owners of Chinchillas that have Chinchilla wheels report that their Chinchilla is much more out-going afterwards. Think of your chinchilla as a human being, if you were in a house without things to do to keep you entertained you would soon get bored and sad.
So in summary this article on chinchilla exercise wheels provides information and advice on how to keep your chinchilla healthy, occupied in stimulated when kept in its cage.