Exercise

Exercise

EXERCISE I have many people ask about exercise and playtime. Is it necessary to allow chinchillas play time? I think much of this discussion may result from us being conditioned to walk the dog, exercise our dogs and even train our dogs to compete in agility, herding,...
Should You Show Your Pet Chinchilla

Should You Show Your Pet Chinchilla

Should you show        your Pet      Chinchilla? In the past month or so, I have had several people tell me their chinchilla is their pet, they don’t want to show it. My response is usually, why wouldn’t you want to show it? Granted your pet chinchilla is going to be...
Fur Chewing

Fur Chewing

Fur Chewing has been problematic since as long as chinchillas have been being raised. In the early days it greatly effected the price of a pelt and made that  animal worthless. Many studies were conducted to try to determine the cause of fur chew.  Feeds were tested,...
Caring for the New Mom

Caring for the New Mom

So you have a pregnant female and you want to try to ensure she gives birth to healthy kits and is healthy herself so she can raise them. Last month we talked about how to care for the pregnant chinchilla – this month we will focus on the new mother and her...
Caring for the Pregnant Female

Caring for the Pregnant Female

There are many reasons to that you find yourself in the position of having a very pregnant chinchilla. “Back in the day” this happened because you were raising chinchillas and were prepared and ready for chinchilla kits. Today, you might adopt a chinchilla, rescue a...
Why Belong to Empress?

Why Belong to Empress?

WHY BELONG TO EMPRESS? By Dick & Mary Jo Bradford WHY? Belong to Empress? For most new chinchilla ranchers the need for education is an admitted requirement. We older chinchilla ranchers have the same need but are less apt to admit it! Through the years we...